Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tucson Padres Hop on the Healthy Food Bandwagon

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM


Baseball is as American as apple... slices?

Strange as it sounds, that could be the new reality in Kino Stadium as the Tucson Padres team up with the county to offer more nutritious food options at concession stands. Don’t worry, hot dog lovers: the traditional ballgame fare will still be available. But so will healthier choices like turkey burgers, baked chips and veggie packs.

“As a ball club, we have a social responsibility to the Tucson community to provide our fans with healthy choices,” says Mike Feder, the Padres’ vice president and general manager. “This is a tremendous opportunity and we want to do anything we can to encourage fans to live a healthier lifestyle.”

The Padres will choose the new foods with the help of Communities Putting Prevention to Work. The program, led by the Pima County Health Department, aims to reduce the spread of obesity by encouraging good nutrition and active living. In the next few weeks, fans will be able to taste-test healthy foods at home games, says Donald Gates, program manager of Communities Putting Prevention to Work.

“Up to three options are offered as a free sample to the fans, who then fill out a short form,” Gates says.

The fans rank the foods by taste and by how likely they would be to buy them at the grocery store. The results of the taste test will determine which healthy options will be offered over the rest of the season.

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