Camp Foster Exchange brings Better-For-You Meals, Snacks to Marines

by Kenneth Sampsell
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

Camp Foster – The Camp Foster Exchange is helping Marines and military families launch a BE FIT lifestyle with healthier eating habits as the New Year begins, reaffirming its commitment to service members’ readiness and resiliency. 

“The Foster Exchange wants to make living a BE FIT lifestyle as easy as possible so Marines can stay mission-ready and resilient,” said Camp Foster Exchange Sales Area Manager Josephine Miller. “By emphasizing better-for-you options, the Foster Exchange can meet the needs of Marines and military families, whether they are fitness enthusiasts or just starting their BE FIT journey.” 

As a partner with 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 Camp Foster Exchange’s restaurants offer better-for-you choices:

  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen diners can choose from more than 20 items with less than 350 calories, including three-piece blackened tenders, Cajun rice and green beans.
  • Charley’s Philly Steaks offers a variety of items with 150 calories or less including grilled chicken, steak and garden salads.
  • Taco Bell is the only American Vegetarian Association-certified quick-serve restaurant in the country
  • Subway’s Fresh-Fit® menu includes eight sandwiches with 400 calories or less including turkey breast, Oven Roasted Chicken, Veggie Delight and roast beef.

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

For on-the-go snacking, the Camp Foster Exchange main store and Express locations carry BE FIT-approved items. Healthier Choices, Healthier Lifestyle shelf tags make it easy for military shoppers to find BE FIT-approved snacks and drinks.

Camp Foster Exchange vending machines, too, bring healthier options to Marines needing a quick pick-me-up. Dried fruit, proteins bars and are part of the Camp Foster Exchange’s vending assortment. These and other Camp Foster Exchange vending options fulfill National Automatic Merchandising Association Fit Pick requirements, containing fewer than 35 percent of calories from fat, fewer than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat and fewer than 35 percent total weight from sugar.

“Proper nutrition keeps our Nation’s fighting forces ready and resilient,” Josephine Miller said. “Proper nutrition keeps our Nation’s fighting forces ready and resilient—and the Foster Exchange is all in every step of the way.”

For more information on better-for-you options at the Camp Foster Exchange, shoppers can visit the BE FIT section of the Exchange’s online community Hub.

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