Thursday, October 22, 2009

Encouraging College Students to Choose Healthier Meal Options

I’m a college mom. We’re fortunate to live in a university town because my son can live at home, save money, and get some home-cooked meals! But many university students don’t have that luxury. By this time of year, they’re probably getting a little tired of cafeteria food and have run out of their initial supply of groceries they brought with them. A recent survey* conducted by Healthy Choice found that more than half of college students described their eating style as “grab and go.” It’s often difficult to find healthy eating choices when you’re living in a dormitory.

Healthy Choice would like to suggest that you help your college student get out of the fast-food rut by sending him or her a care package stocked with Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers and Soups. Their products can be stored at room temperature. And with 10 delicious Fresh Mixers varieties and three new vegetarian soups (each containing an average of one serving of vegetables), your kid is likely to find some options he or she really likes.

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers come in the following flavors:

Chicken Cacciatore
Steak Portobello
Sweet Hickory BBQ Chicken
Tuscan Style Chicken
Rotini & Zesty Marinara Sauce
Sesame Teriyaki Chicken
Southwestern Style Chicken
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Szechwan Beef with Asian style Noodles
Ziti & Meat Sauce

Healthy Choice was kind enough to send me the Chicken Cacciatore, Tuscan Style Chicken, and Southwestern Style Chicken. My husband and I found all three of them to be very tasty and so easy to make in the microwave!

We were also sent two of the Healthy Choice Vegetarian Soups: Tomato Basil and Traditional Lentil. (They also have a Hearty Vegetable Barley.) Again, we were really impressed with how delicious they are!

The survey cited above found that 71 percent of college students agree that a key to eating healthier is to have healthful and satisfying options in their dorm room or apartment. In other words, if it’s in the house, they’ll eat it! The survey also showed that 71 percent of students agree that they look forward to receiving care packages because they know it means someone is thinking of them. So why not show your kids you love them and encourage healthier eating by shipping them some Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers and Soups?

Visit for a complete list of Healthy Choice products and information.

*The survey of 300 college students who live away from home was conducted online on behalf of Healthy Choice using a panel by Braun Research between July 27 and 30, 2009. The margin of error for the findings is +/- 5.7 percentage points.

DISCLOSURE: I received samples of Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers and Vegetarian Soups to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.

1 comment:

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