Food Court, Express promote healthy eating


Food Court, Express promote healthy eating 

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for service members and their families to slim their waistlines while dining or grabbing a snack on base. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange Food Court and Express locations are stocked with healthy options for smart choices on the go.

“In addition to exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in maintaining fitness,” said Aileen Rivenburg, Exchange general manager. “The Luke Exchange is doing its part to ensure Airmen are mission-ready in body, mind and spirit.”

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen offers a live-well menu featuring more than 20 items with less than 350 calories. The blackened chicken entrée salad is exclusive to the Exchange at only 300 calories, while a chicken and sausage jambalaya is just 220 calories.

When dining at Charley’s Grilled Subs, military shoppers will find a variety of items with 150 calories or less, including grilled chicken, steak and garden salads. Charley uses 100 percent USDA choice steak, 100 percent all-white meat chicken breast and fresh deli meats.

Subway is also taking wellness to heart by offering a heart-healthy menu that includes meals with fewer than 700 calories and no more than 30 percent being from fat. Subway is the first restaurant to receive the American Heart association Heart Check.

For customers who need to grab a quick bite, the Express offers good-for-you choices for on-the-go snacking and light meals. Snack Avenue is a special area inside Express stores specifically geared to customers looking for a quick healthy meal or snack. They recently added several new items to Snack Avenue including Fiji water, bottled smoothies, juices and hard-boiled eggs.

“Good dietary habits greatly enhance our service members’ ability to perform at their maximum potential” Rivenburg said. “It’s about making good choices, and the Luke AFB Exchange is providing customers those choices.”