Choose Health

At Lakewood Health System, we’re interested in making healthy food choices easier and more convenient. That’s why we’ve partnered with Ernie’s Food Market in Staples to create a program that does just that.

As part of our Choose Health program, signs like this will now be posted at Ernie’s, identifying foods that are lower in fat, sodium, sugar, or are higher in fiber and therefore might be a healthier choice. These foods have been chosen based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines developed by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS).*

*The identification of a particular food product is not meant as an endorsement of any particular brand or food manufacturer.

Although they won’t be individually marked, keep in mind that fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh lean meats like chicken and fish are always good choices and should represent a significant portion of your diet.