National Nutrition Month campaign focuses on healthy bodega snack options
BROOKLYN - A new campaign is educating shoppers on how to find healthy on-the-go food options at their local corner stores.
In recognition of National Nutrition Month this March, the non-profit Community Healthcare Network says that there are bodega snacks you can grab without buying lots of sugar, salt and fat.
Dietitian Melissa Olson recommends a granola bar that isn’t packed with too much sugar, such as Nature Valley. She also advises people to swap salty bags of chips for trail mix varieties that are raw and unsalted, and don’t contain chocolate.
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Olson says to pay attention to labels too. For instance, if buying bread at your neighborhood bodega, looks for 100 percent whole wheat options with at least 3 grams of fiber per slice.