Recently I was at Stop & Shop and noticed a Healthy Ideas tag on lots of products. I was intrigued but didn't know what it was all about until a few days later, when I happened to get an email from Mom Central about this very initiative.
Stop & Shop has placed the Healthy Ideas tag on more than 3,000 items throughout its stores. The tag highlights foods that have less fat and sodium than other comparable products, and that also include a healthful amount of at least one nutrient, such as fiber, whole grains, calcium, or Vitamin C. The information was developed by a team of nutritionists based on USDA and FDA guidelines.
The Healthy Ideas web site is loaded with helpful resources, like "Simple Swaps," which are healthy makeovers of favorite not-so-healthy recipes, information on allergens and food safety, and advice for healthier living.
So check out the site, and next time you're at Stop & Shop, see how many items in your cart carry the Healthy Ideas tag!