I like going grocery shopping with my clients. I do not believe it is out of my scope of practice by helping a client to learn to eat right. If someone is asking for a food plan, then I suggest recommending a nutritionist. Many times a client comes to you with no knowledge on how to eat, exercise, or make healthy choices. In my experiences with clients, I saw that clients became overwhelmed often with the nutrition aspect which often times led to giving up. Especially if you are teaching them the importance of eating non-gmo and organic.
The first response I get is I can’t afford those type of foods. I use the opportunity to offer that I can go shopping with the client. This is a great way to build a relationship and increase trust with your client. The trip to the grocery store is teaching them that they can eat healthy with a budget. If you aren’t willing to do things like this for your client, then your client isn’t going to see the results they came to you for. Make sure you know your information well, because the client will ask lots of questions. This may well be one of the most enjoyable sessions your client will have.