Hy-Vee Checks Out Blue Zones

ALBERT LEA, Minn. Hy-Vee has replaced sugary snacks in a single checkout lane with foods consumed in so-called Blue Zones places in the world where inhabitants are longest-living and happiest. The lane is an offshoot of the AARP/Blue Zone Vitality Project, brought to Albert Lea, Minn., to add 10,000 years to residents' lives. Since the lane's January launch, soy nuts have emerged as a favorite (sales

ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Hy-Vee has replaced sugary snacks in a single checkout lane with foods consumed in so-called Blue Zones — places in the world where inhabitants are longest-living and happiest.

The lane is an offshoot of the AARP/Blue Zone Vitality Project, brought to Albert Lea, Minn., to add 10,000 years to residents' lives.

Since the lane's January launch, soy nuts have emerged as a favorite (sales

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