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Health & Wellness Tips

Written by our Nutritionists, we focus on ensuring you’re living a balanced lifestyle that offers a flexible, livable approach to health and wellness. You’ll not only learn how to experiment with fresh products and how to get your kids involved in the kitchen - we'll also give you valuable advice on how to choose more nutritious foods.

Fire up the Grill! Tips for a Better-For-You BBQ

Fire up the Grill! Tips for a Better-For-You BBQ

Summertime is here and it’s time to soak up the sun, take a dip in the pool and fire up that grill! Barbecues often get a bad reputation for unhealthy choices but grilling is actually one of the healthiest ways to prepare food. Grilling lends tons of flavor to foods without the fat so you can still host a delicious party with some nutritious options as well! Gather up your friends and family and use these tips to help get you ready to host your next backyard BBQ with confidence!

  1. Choose a lean protein

    You can still serve up burgers but try a leaner version of this classic favorite. Opt for lean cuts of beef such as round or sirloin. Skinless poultry and fish also make great low fat options! Grilled chicken kebabs with vegetables or marinated salmon make delicious alternatives to red meat. Got vegetarians on the guest list? Stick with simple grilled vegetable kebabs or portabello mushroom burgers!


  3. Use marinades and spices

    Nix the bloat-marinades and rubs are a fantastic way to add flavor without all the excess salt! The best part is that you already probably have all the ingredients on hand at home. All you need is about ½ cup of marinade or 1 tablespoon of spice rub for each pound of food. Pair a zesty citrus marinade with fish or this savory Tuscan Spice Rub with chicken! Bonus: spice rubs make great gifts for barbeque lovers or the host. Simply add some in a jar and tie it up with a bow!


  5. Add lots of color!

    There are tons of fruits and vegetables in season so use them to your advantage! Eat the rainbow-you’ll reap the added benefits of vitamin, antioxidants, and fiber. Aim to fill ½ your plate with produce before adding other foods to help keep your portions in check! Add colorful bell peppers to skewers for kebabs or make a Cool Refreshing Watermelon Salad.


  7. Grill your dessert

    Go beyond burgers and throw some fruit on the grill! The heat caramelizes the natural sugars found in fruit and enhances their sweetness. Watermelon, pineapple, nectarines, and peaches are all excellent options to experiment with! Try sweet Grilled Pineapple Rings as a complement to your main meal or on top of ice cream for dessert!

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Our Nutritionists

Put your health in good hands with our Nutritionists. They are here to help you and your family stay well and make better food choices. Look for them as your shop, attend a class, or schedule a private consultation to discuss your nutritional needs. Read their bios and contact information as well as find their class schedules here.

Guiding Stars

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Guiding Stars is a nutrition guidance program to help you quickly navigate to foods with the most nutritional value. Just look for the stars as you shop!

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Healthy Kids

Join Stop & Shop in our mission to help kids learn healthy ideas that last a lifetime with two kids nutrition programs

Passport to Nutrition

Curriculum for Teachers & Parents

Passport to Nutrition will help your kids, ages 8-12, learn about the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The kit shares fun ways to get moving and eat right with interactive games and activities

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Store Tours

These free, hands-on store tours help kids learn about making healthy choices through good nutrition. Our guided store tours take kids grades PreK-6th throughout our grocery aisles to discover healthy ideas.

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Guiding Stars... as easy as 1, 2, 3

Guiding Stars is an objective, evidence-based, nutrition guidance program. The system rates foods as good, better or best to give consumers at-a-glance advice: the more stars a food earns, the more nutritious it is.

New program Guiding Stars, helps shoppers quickly find the best foods.

Nutrition as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Guiding Stars helps consumers quickly navigate to foods with the most nutritional value. Products are assigned 1, 2, or 3 Stars, based on their nutritional content. A higher Star rating means the item contains more beneficial nutrients overall, and has fewer nutrients that are best to avoid. With over 100,000 rated foods, making nutritious choices for you and your family is now simple.
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Good, Better Best, Guiding Stars is as easy as 1, 2, 3… More: Vitamins Minerals Fiber Whole Grains Omega-3s, and less: Saturated Fat Trans Fat Added Sodium Added Sugars Artificial Colors.

Based on the scientific consensus and informed by national or international policy, Guiding Stars has offered transparent and relevant nutritional guidance since 2006. Keep a lookout for the Stars on shelf tags throughout the store! If you don’t see a rating, no worries; not all products meet the Guiding Stars’ criteria to earn a Star rating.

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