Supervalu banners emphasize healthy eating among youth

MINNEAPOLIS — Four Supervalu banners are looking to boost healthy eating among children by offering parents fresh ideas for nutritious snacking.

Acme, Farm Fresh, Shaw's and Shoppers stores will launch on their respective Facebook pages a video grocery tour with Supervalu's registered dietitian, Jennifer Shea, who will share the secrets to filling a shopping cart with the great-tasting foods kids want and the nutrients they need.

"To young children, the word 'healthy' can sometimes be translated as 'boring and tasteless.' This makes it less likely that kids will choose the healthy options. But, parents, jazz up those snacks and you'll have the kids choosing nutrient-packed snacks every time," Shea said.

Shea's tips include turning "scary foods" (especially vegetables) into delightful snacks; making healthy snacks, such as string cheese or fruit dippers, a "grab-and-go" convenience and turning staple favorites (i.e., trail mixes and mini pizzas) into nutritious snacks.