Exchange helps Okinawa shoppers BE FIT with Better-for-You Food Court, Express Options

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Exchange helps Okinawa shoppers BE FIT with Better-for-You Food Court, Express Options

by: Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs | .
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published: February 08, 2017

Kadena AB – As 2017 marches on, more and more Americans’ New Year’s resolutions are falling by the wayside.

But it’s not too late for service members and their families on Okinawa to kick-start a BE FIT lifestyle—the Army & Air Force Exchange Service offers plenty of healthy meal and snack options to service members and their families looking to eat healthier in 2017.

“The Exchange is committed to encouraging a BE FIT lifestyle,” said Darryl Cole, Food Business Manager. “Along with exercise, proper nutrition is critical to health, readiness and resiliency.”

Exchange-operated restaurants in Okinawa serve low-calorie and health choice options:

  • All restaurants offer $2.00 off your favorite salad every Wednesday.
  • Baskin Robbins Fruit Blast Smoothie only 350 calories.
  • Subway’s 6-inch Sweet Onion Teriyaki Sub starting at 370 calories.
  • Taco Bell’s Power Menu bowl starting at 500 calories with 20 grams of protein.
  • Charlie’s Veggie Delight sub starting at 394 calories.
  • You can refer to our site with the nutritional information for all of our restaurants.

For service members and families on the go, Exchange Express locations offer several new snack options for a quick workout fuel-up, including the low-sugar, high-protein Krave Bar, available in flavors such as Chipotle Cherry Beef and Mango Jalapeno Pork.

Shoppers hungry and in a hurry can also grab Bumble Bee tuna pouches in flavors such as jalapeno, Thai chili, lemon pepper, and sun-dried tomato and basil. More than 100 Express island coolers also now feature wraps, salads, hummus, yogurt, fresh fruit, milk and hard-boiled eggs.

“The Exchange recognizes how challenging it can be to eat healthy while balancing a military career with family responsibilities,” Cole said. “That’s why Express stores worldwide offer 348 BE FIT approved items. We couldn’t be more proud to provide service members and their families with the nutrition they need to stay ready to protect America’s freedom.”

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Kaura Peres, 036-868-2280 or pereskn@aafes.com.

 

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