Written by Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist salmon_3Fish and seafood continue to gain fans and favor with health organizations around the world. Seafood twice per week benefits heart and mind, so I am sharing some get-you-there guidelines to make it easy.  We have highlighted these benefits by ages and stages –time to get everyone to the table for delicious, nutritious seafood. Most seafood is high in lean protein, omega 3 fatty acids and other important nutrients, like selenium. NuVal® Nutrition Scores at Price Chopper and Market 32 confirm this –most seafood scores 90 and above. Look for the blue score on the case and shelf tags. Ages and Stages Pregnant Mom, preterm infant: The USDA guideline is 8 – 12 oz. of fish and seafood per week. This is a great way to boost infant brain development – the omega 3’s from seafood are important to development. Young child – Mild taste and easy, quick prep make seafood a great idea for busy parents. Fish sticks or fish bites are easy to make and fun finger food. Bonus – kids get more omega 3’s in a lean protein package. Tweens and teens – Keep seafood on the plate as tweens and teens start to pay more attention to their food. Seafood is super easy to season and cook – quick and versatile, they can make dinner for everyone in just a few minutes! Launch a great food habit they will enjoy and that will protect their health across their whole lifespan. Adults – Seafood twice per week protects heart and mind – shown to reduce risk of some cardiac disease, and also to support memory as we age. Remember to eat seafood twice per week. Winner, winner, seafood dinner! Recipe tip – most seafood recipes are very versatile, and you can switch out or swap in your choice instead of the recipe item. Trying to plan a quick and easy meal? Consider the Create, Take and Bake seafood meals at the Price Chopper seafood counter – your choice of 4 different fish or shrimp, fresh cut veggies and seasoned to order in a steam-at-the-store  or bake-at-home self-contained package. Great meal, no muss, no fuss! Or, enjoy these great recipes you can make with and for friends and family. Learn more about seafood at www.seafoodnutrition.org. http://pricechopper.com/recipes/8097/Smoked-Paprika-Roasted-Salmon-with-Wilted-Spinach http://www.seafoodnutrition.org/mediterranean-tuna-salad.html http://pricechopper.com/recipes/7366/Shrimp-Party-Dip     Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, Senior Nutritionist The research about how food can protect our heart continues to improve and expand. Even better, the focus is also on eating foods we also really enjoy – this is not the “don’t eat that” diet of yore, but one that is much more inclusive and enticing. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diet both show great benefit for those preventing heart disease and managing a current diagnosis of high blood pressure or high cholesterol.  The researchers have broadened the scope again, and found that those who ate key foods from both guidelines could also significantly reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  They now call this guideline the MIND diet. It features regular intake of: It limits these groups The MIND diet includes at least three servings of whole grains, a salad and one other vegetable every day — along with a glass of wine. It also involves snacking most days on nuts and eating beans every other day or so, poultry and berries at least twice a week and fish at least once a week. Dieters must limit eating the designated unhealthy foods, especially butter (less than 1 tablespoon a day), cheese, and fried or fast food (less than a serving a week for any of the three), to have a real shot at avoiding the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s, according to the study. Use the NuVal Nutrition Scores throughout the store and you will find high scoring foods are the ones that all of these guidelines are based on. We make it easy to connect your healthy heart and mind goals to the foods and habits that will benefit them the most!  
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil is here! Cains Mayonnaise Dressing is made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a good source of Omega 3 containing 310mg per serving.  Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil has a creamy rich flavor with a back note of Olive Oil.  The formulation known for its heart healthy benefits is Gluten Free and has half the fat and calories of regular mayonnaise.  Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil also provides a wide variety of antioxidants associated with healthy oils. You can find Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 30 oz. right next to the original Cains All Natural Mayonnaise 30 oz. in the Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing section. While you’re looking for Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil and Cains All Natural Mayonnaise, try Cains Foods “Naturally Delicious” All Natural Salad Dressing.  Naturally Delicious has NO High Fructose Corn Syrup and is made with Canola Oil, which is low in Saturated Fats.  Naturally Delicious All Natural Salad Dressing is rich in Omega 3 ALA for Key Health and Wellness benefits.

RUBBERMAID LUNCH BLOX SANDWICH and SALAD KITS

Introducing the new Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad Kits from Rubbermaid Products. Each of the modular lunch sized containers work together to stay organized and optimize space.  They are perfectly portioned for lunch foods commonly carried away from home. The customizable configurations are designed to accommodate most common lunch bag shapes.  The drop-in dividers are durable and leak-proof in addition to being safe for microwaves, dishwashers and freezers. The individual containers snap to each other or to the Blue Ice panel to prevent toppling in lunch bags.  The Ice Panel keeps food chilled for up to 4 hours. The Sandwich Kit includes one Sandwich block, 2 Sauce blocks, 1 Side block and a Medium Blue Ice Panel.  The Salad Kit contains 1 Salad base and lid, 1 Topping Tray, 1 Dressing container and 1 Medium Blue Ice Panel. Look for Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad kits in the Food Storage/Bags and Wraps aisle.
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil is here! Cains Mayonnaise Dressing is made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a good source of Omega 3 containing 310mg per serving.  Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil has a creamy rich flavor with a back note of Olive Oil.  The formulation known for its heart healthy benefits is Gluten Free and has half the fat and calories of regular mayonnaise.  Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil also provides a wide variety of antioxidants associated with healthy oils. You can find Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 30 oz. right next to the original Cains All Natural Mayonnaise 30 oz. in the Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing section. While you’re looking for Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil and Cains All Natural Mayonnaise, try Cains Foods “Naturally Delicious” All Natural Salad Dressing.  Naturally Delicious has NO High Fructose Corn Syrup and is made with Canola Oil, which is low in Saturated Fats.  Naturally Delicious All Natural Salad Dressing is rich in Omega 3 ALA for Key Health and Wellness benefits.

RUBBERMAID LUNCH BLOX SANDWICH and SALAD KITS

Introducing the new Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad Kits from Rubbermaid Products. Each of the modular lunch sized containers work together to stay organized and optimize space.  They are perfectly portioned for lunch foods commonly carried away from home. The customizable configurations are designed to accommodate most common lunch bag shapes.  The drop-in dividers are durable and leak-proof in addition to being safe for microwaves, dishwashers and freezers. The individual containers snap to each other or to the Blue Ice panel to prevent toppling in lunch bags.  The Ice Panel keeps food chilled for up to 4 hours. The Sandwich Kit includes one Sandwich block, 2 Sauce blocks, 1 Side block and a Medium Blue Ice Panel.  The Salad Kit contains 1 Salad base and lid, 1 Topping Tray, 1 Dressing container and 1 Medium Blue Ice Panel. Look for Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad kits in the Food Storage/Bags and Wraps aisle.