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Fenway Park concession stands getting healthier

Adapted from the Nutrition and You! blog on Boston.com

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and hummus cups, veggie burgers and fruit cups. . .

Red Sox Nation is going to be treated to a healthier culinary lineup this season when attending home games. While Fenway Park has been previously named one of the healthiest ballparks in major league baseball, the healthy menu is set to expand even further this season.

“Every year we have been selling more and more healthier fare,” says Ron Abell, Senior Executive Chef for Aramark at Fenway Park.

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Chef Abell is not the only one who has noticed that healthy foods can sell at concession stands. In a study published in the Journal of Public Health, food concession sales increased at a high school in Iowa when healthy foods such as grilled chicken sandwiches, apples, and carrots were added to the offerings.

Here is a list of all the healthier foods that will be available this season at Fenway Park:

• Vegetarian burgers and hot dogs

• Veggie pizza

• Sushi

• Veggie topped nachos

• Fresh whole fruits

• Fresh cut fruit cups

• Sabra® Hummus cups and pretzel chips

• Turkey and Caesar wraps

• Marinated Portobello Cap Burgers with arugula and garlic aioli sauce (Note: you can also ask for a regular burger without the fried onion rings and/or sauce.)

• Yogurt parfaits

• Grilled chicken sandwiches

• Smoothies (seasonal)

• Wonderful® Pistachios

• KIND® Bars

Of course, the classic peanuts, a naturally healthy food, will still be available.

Read more of this blog at www.boston.com/nutritionandyou.
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