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Fenway Park concession stands getting healthier

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and hummus, veggie burgers, fruits cup, and smoothies…..

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Red Sox Nation is going to be treated to a healthier culinary line up this season when attending home games. While Fenway Park has been previously named one of the healthiest ballparks in major league baseball, the menu is going to expand even further this season. “Every year we have been selling more and more healthier fare,” claims Ron Abell, Senior Executive Chef for Aramark at Fenway Park. KindatFenway.jpg

Chef Abell is not the only one noticing that healthy foods can sell at concession stands. In a study published in the Journal of Public Health, food concession sales increased at a high school in Iowa when healthy foods such as grilled chicken sandwiches, apples, and carrots were added to the offerings. For more on the study:

Here is a list of all the healthier foods that will now be available at Fenway Park:

• Vegetarian burgers and hot dogs
• Veggie pizza
• Sushi
• Veggie topped nachos
• Fresh whole fruits
• Fresh cut fruit cups
Sabra® Hummus and pretzel chips
• Turkey and Caesar wraps
• Marinated Portobello Cap Burgers with arugula and garlic aioli sauce (Note: you
can ask for burger without the fried onion rings and/or sauce.)
• Yogurt parfaits
• Grilled chicken sandwiches
• Smoothies (seasonal)
Wonderful® Pistachios
KIND® Bars

Of course, the classic peanuts, a naturally healthy food, will still be available.

Play ball….

Be well, Joan

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