By Stephanie Fabian, Spartan Shops Marketing Manager
This month, Spartan Shops wants to encourage healthy eating by focusing on heart healthy options in all of our dining units.
Throughout February, customers will find our “heart healthy” icons on food items at Just Below, On Fourth Cafe, Village Market, the Student Union Food Court and the Dining Commons.
Here are some heart healthy facts to remember so you can be a healthy Spartan:
- Look for items that are low in fat, cholesterol and saturated fat. Try grabbing some fresh veggies or fruits, like tomatoes at the Village Market, pears at the Student Union Food Court or apples at Just Below!
- Unsalted nuts contain healthy unsaturated fats that your body needs and they also help lower your cholesterol.
- Along with eating heart healthy foods, make sure you’re getting 30 minutes of exercise at least four days a week. Hop on your bike and go for a ride or take a stroll around campus with friends; it’s important to keep your body active.
- Try fat-free or low-fat versions of milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products.