How to navigate stadium food

Football season is here and finding healthier food options at the stadium can be a daunting task. Some stadiums and food service vendors are now offering healthier selections.   Here are some tips to navigate the stadium food:

  1. Look into stadium food options ahead of time. Many provide the information on the stadium website.
  2. Eat a healthy meal at home before you leave so you’re less tempted to eat the unhealthy stadium foods when you’re there– like greasy burgers and onion rings. 
  3. Choose vendors that offer healthier options like salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, wraps, veggie or turkey burgers, grilled chicken tacos.  
  4. Pack a healthy snack like fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, whole grain crackers and cheese, or pack a turkey or peanut butter sandwich on 100% whole grain.
  5. Eat smaller portions.  Even healthier meals can come in oversized portions. Share a meal with a friend. If you can’t resist the fries – choose a small size and share with a friend.  
  6. Drink plenty of water or a non-calorie beverage to stay hydrated.  

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