Sunday, February 1, 2009

Healthy Ideas

Well, we're one month into 2009 and Resolution Confession Time is upon us all...
How are you doin'? I'm faring pretty well, trying to be more organized at home and work while also keeping my cholesterol demons at bay! I go for a check up this month to see if my work at lower fat and more fresh fruits/veggies is paying off!

A new feature at Stop & Shop Supermarkets nationally provides some great resources on their "Healthy Ideas" promotion.

Because the first step to making healthier choices begins in the grocery store, Stop & Shop Supermarket is launching Healthy Ideas, a new on-shelf symbol that helps customers easily identify foods that fit into a healthy lifestyle.

To take the guesswork out of making healthy food choices, Stop & Shop has placed the Healthy Ideas symbol on more than 3,000 items and shelf tags throughout its stores. The symbol highlights foods that have less fat, saturated fat and sodium. It also helps to ensure that the foods we select include a healthful amount of at least one nutrient, such as fiber, whole grains, calcium and minerals.

The power of Healthy Ideas lies in the strength of its criteria which was developed by a team of registered dietitians and reviewed by an advisory panel of physicians and nutrition experts, including Dr. George Blackburn, associate director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School. Research played a critical role in the development of the symbol, which uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA Food Pyramid ( and the USDA/FDA's definition of healthy as a basis for its foundation.

The website offers some great areas to explore including recipes featuring "healthy swaps" tips to create healthier meal choices... Visit them at:

Let's be real: you and your family like what you like - traditional favorites. That's why Stop & Shop created Simple Swaps - recipes for meals we know and love with little changes that make a big difference.

Simple Swaps transform a meal from a not-so-great-for-you family favorite to one that earns the Healthy Ideas symbol.

Also, be sure to check out my good friends at Mom Central:

Stacy Debroff and friends offer great insight into family living with a fun and intuitive vibe!

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