Pilot program launches in three Omaha-area stores
(OMAHA, Neb. – August 25, 2014) – Success in the Healthy Neighborhood Store project led to the creation of a new approach to find healthy snacks. Snack&GO* will make it easier for people to locate and choose a nutritious treat.
Vibrant signage on designated Snack&GO displays will help customers identify baskets and coolers filled with healthier, ready-to-eat snack options, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain snacks and refreshing drinks.
As part of the Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work initiative, Healthy Neighborhood Stores will pilot Snack&GO in three locations, expanding their commitments to provide access to healthy foods.
“We are excited to add the Snack&GO initiative to our Healthy Neighborhood Store program – which increases awareness about healthy food options,” said Sean Juett, manager of Cubby’s in Bennington. “We know there is increasing demand from our customers for fresh food and easy snacks, and this effort will provide more access to healthy options.”
- Afoma Corner Store: 5522 S. 30th St., Omaha
- Cubby’s: 15625 CW Hadan Dr., Bennington
- K-N-J Grocery Store: 3301 California St., Omaha
“We want to make it easier for customers to quickly make informed choices when they are buying snacks,” said Sarah Schram, clinical nutritionist at the Douglas County Health Department.
As kids head back to school, Snack&GO items make great after-school snack options and help to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
*In partnership with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Douglas County Health Department, Emspace Group, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Teach a Kid to Fish, University of Nebraska 4-H Program, Snack&GO will appear in several Lancaster, Cass & Sarpy County stores as part of a similar pilot program.
Contact: Phil Rooney
402-444-6427 or 402-669-1602
Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Workis a community-wide effort, led by the Douglas County Health Department and Live Well Omaha. The singular vision is to make Omaha a healthier city in which to live, work, play, and raise children. This vision revolves around creating a physical and cultural environment that supports healthy lifestyle choices at any time, in any place and where the healthy choice becomes the easy choice.