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Better For You Recipes

Providing Better For You Choices at DG

As part of our mission of Serving Others, we’ve created DG Better For You, a program that’s all about making it easier to find options for eating well. DG Better For You aims to help you take care of yourself and the people you love.

You told us what mattered. We listened. Then we partnered with a registered dietitian, Mary Alice Cain, to guide us in developing this program. Using authoritative resources including the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Mary Alice provides the nutritional expertise behind our Better For You recipes. She also helps us identify qualifying items for our growing selection of high-quality, low-cost Better For You product offerings. Together, we are focused on continuing to deliver delicious products while also providing more options that are better for you.




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Meet Our Dietitian

Mary Alice Cain


Mary Alice Cain received her Master’s Degree in Health Science with a focus in Nutrition at Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from The University of Alabama where she completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. While attending Georgia State University, Mary Alice participated in an assistantship with After-School All-Stars where she taught nutrition and cooking to students in the Atlanta area. This program inspired her to research Dollar General’s role in communities and to develop a cookbook of recipes made exclusively with ingredients from our stores. She is now a valued partner in helping Dollar General create our Better For You program. 

Read more about her career journey and partnership with Dollar General.

Introducing Dollar General's Better-For-You Selection

At Dollar General, we understand the importance of making healthier choices without breaking the bank. That's why we've curated a wide range of better-for-you products to cater to your health-conscious lifestyle. Explore our selection of organic, gluten-free, and natural snacks, beverages, and pantry staples.


From nourishing snacks to nutritious pantry staples, our better-for-you collection offers options that align with your wellness goals. Whether you're looking for low-sugar, low-calorie, or high-protein choices, we have you covered. With Dollar General, it's easier than ever to find products that support your clean eating journey.


We believe that healthy choices shouldn't come with a hefty price tag. That's why we strive to offer high-quality better-for-you products at affordable prices. You can trust that our selection meets the standards of quality and freshness you expect while being gentle on your wallet.


We recognize the diverse dietary needs and preferences of our customers. That's why we offer a variety of options, including gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, and diet-friendly alternatives. Whether you're managing weight, following a specific dietary plan, or simply seeking healthier options, Dollar General has something for everyone.


When you choose Dollar General, you can shop with confidence knowing that you're getting products that meet your better-for-you requirements. Our commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction ensures that you'll find the wholesome options you're looking for.


Visit our website or stop by your nearest Dollar General store to explore our extensive range of better-for-you snacks, beverages, and pantry staples. Make informed choices for your well-being and enjoy a healthier lifestyle without compromising on taste or budget. Dollar General is here to support your journey towards a healthier you.