Within the past year, have you begun shopping and/or eating healthier? If so, how?
These consumers were asked about their shopping and eating habits recently at a Hy-Vee store in Waukee, Iowa.
KRISTIE REYNOLDS, age 40
Yes, actually my husband and I are both overweight, so we wanted to make some changes to how we eat. So we try to eat more fruits and vegetables, we try to stay away from refined sugar, breads, that sort of thing, we cook with coconut oil a lot more now. Just drinking water and trying not to eat after 8 p.m. and those typical things that help you eat healthier.
JENNIFER DOCKTER-LAGO, 40
I’ve begun incorporating more organics, some essential oils, into my diet and health, and then also trying to stay on the periphery of the store, with more of the deli and the fresh produce and dairy, things like that, and trying to stay out of the middle aisles with more of the processed foods.
ABIMAEL REYES JR., 37
Yeah, I just started. I really spend more time in the fruit and vegetable department than I used to. I used to eat more meats than anything, not saying that all meats are unhealthy, but just adding a lot of fruits and vegetables to my daily diet.
LYNELLE MARO, 29
Yes I have. I’ve been eating just cleaner, more organic food, low sugar and wild-caught fish.
STUART KENNEDY, 33
Yeah, I try to eat more organic foods and also support local farmers around the Waukee area.
ALEX SIMMONS, 23
Yes, and I think that shopping healthier, it helps develop more strength for your body and helps develop your brain activity. Any types of greens, green vegetables and anything that helps boost your metabolism.