"Go/Slow/Whoa" at the Supermarket? :: CATCH newsletter

"Go/Slow/Whoa" at the Supermarket?

Illinois's Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is taking CATCH to a whole new level: your grocer's food aisles. According to The News-Gazette:

Depending on where you grocery shop, you'll be seeing signs that read "Go," "Slow," or "Whoa," in the food aisles soon. They're part of a healthy-eating and physical-activity program the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is promoting with area schools.

The program helps children and their families make better food choices. But the food signs are there in the stores to guide all shoppers, just like traffic signs guide drivers: "Go" foods are intended to be eaten the most because they're the healthiest; "slow" foods are intended to be eaten a bit less, and "whoa" foods are intended to be eaten least of the three, said Jennifer Jackson, health educator for the public health district.

Jackson said a handful of schools and stores are participating in this program, but she hopes to see more take part. Stores that have signed up so far, she said, include Schnucks in Champaign, Ingold's Grocery in Fisher, Mahomet IGA, the County Market at 1819 S. Philo Road, U, and the Walgreens at 302 E. University Ave., U.

Champaign-Urbana, we salute you!


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