Six Guam food retailers have pledged to promote healthy food and physical activity in a total of 13 store locations over the next year by taking the University of Guam’s 5-2-1-Almost None Pledge in October.
The campaign, headed by the University of Guam’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education program in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Social Services, promotes the daily habits of:
• eating five servings of fruits and vegetables
• limiting screen time to two hours or less
• getting at least one hour of physical activity, and
• drinking almost no sugar-sweetened beverages.
The participating businesses—Agat Kimchee Store, Cost-U-Less Express, all Pay-Less Markets, Paulino’s Store, Tutujan Quick Stop, and Yigo Island Pantry—will be displaying 5-2-1-Almost None messages, labeling items as “Smart Snacks” that follow the national nutrition standards for healthy levels of fat, sugar, and sodium, and hosting cooking demonstrations, fruit and vegetable tastings, store tours, and nutrition education.
For more information about SNAP-Ed and the 5-2-1-Almost None campaign, visit, http://cnas-re.uog.edu/cnep/. (PR)