Kadena Exchange brings better-for-you meals, snacks to Airmen

Kadena Exchange brings better-for-you meals, snacks to Airmen

by Sabrina Beal
AAFES Okinawa Exchange

Kadena Air Force Base – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping Airmen and military families stay BE FIT in 2020 with better-for-you meals and snacks that support readiness and resiliency.

“The Kadena Exchange is committed to promoting a BE FIT lifestyle so Airmen can perform to their maximum potential,” said Kadena Exchange Store Manager Flordeliza Payton. “By emphasizing proper nutrition with better-for-you options, the Kadena Exchange can meet the needs Airmen and military families.”

As a partner with the Air Force Smart Fueling initiative, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to offering better-for-you food options in its restaurants, main stores and Expresses.

All of the Kadena Exchange’s restaurants offer better-for-you choices:

  • Taco Bell
  • Subway
  • Manchu Wok

Online nutritional guides for Kadena Exchange restaurants are available at www.shopmyexchange.com/be-fit/nutrition.

For on-the-go snacking, the Kadena Exchange main store and Express locations carry BE FIT-approved items, including fresh fruit, yogurt, trail mix, nuts, tuna, grass fed meat snacks and jerky, veggie chips, and bottled water. Healthier Choices, Healthier Lifestyle shelf tags make it easy to find BE FIT snacks and drinks.

The Kadena Exchange’s commitment to providing healthier choices also extends to vending machines for Airmen needing a quick pick-me-up. Baked chips, dried fruit and trail mix are among the Kadena Exchange’s selections. These and other Kadena Exchange vending options fulfill National Automatic Merchandising Association Fit Pick requirements, containing fewer than 35% of calories from fat, fewer than 10% of calories from saturated fat and fewer than 35% total weight from sugar.

“Proper nutrition keeps our Nation’s fighting forces ready and resilient,” Payton said. “The Kadena Exchange is all in every step of the way.”

For more information on better-for-you options at the Kadena Exchange—including nutritional information for restaurants, recipes and more—shoppers can visit the BE FIT section of the Exchange’s online community Hub.

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