Weis Markets Launches "Plant Powered" Health and Wellness Program
SUNBURY, PA - The plant-based revolution has made its way to Weis Markets. The company has announced a new themed health and wellness program, Plant Powered, that tackles educating consumers on how to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into their diets.
If that sounds like a win for the produce industry to you, it is! Customers will now see special signage in-store that identifies foods that support a balanced, plant-powered diet. Foods identified as Plant Powered by the Weis Dietitians include the following:
- Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables
- Beans and lentils
- Fruits packed in 100% juice or water
- Vegetables that can be drained and rinsed
- Whole-grain rice
- Bread and specialty grains
- Soy and almond milks
- Healthful oils
- Select nuts and tea
“Our Plant Powered program offers guidance on an eating approach that is more flexible than vegetarianism or veganism, yet may offer many of the same benefits, including lower risk for heart disease and an increased intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and unsaturated fats,” said Lifestyle Initiatives Manager Beth Stark. “According to Nielsen survey data, we know that more than one in three Americans are actively trying to include more plant-based foods in their diets. This program aims to help them understand where to find these foods and how to enjoy them at home.”
The new program works closely with Weis Markets’ registered dietitians, who will also offer simple plant-based swaps in addition to new plant-powered recipes. According to a press release, this initiative is designed to help ease the shift from animal-based to plant-based ingredients in shoppers’ favorite meals, including roasted vegetable tacos and overnight oats with almond milk.
More retailers joining the cause behind increasing produce consumption? Sounds like a win for all to me.