By Jackie Nelson
The Hesston Food Market is making it easier for shoppers to make health-conscious decisions by implementing the NuVal system.
Shoppers may have noticed blue tags with numbers ranging from 1 to 100 near the shelving labels of their favorite products. These labels indicate the nutritional value of the product with a 1 rating being the lowest and 100 the highest score for any food product.
Bindy Barber, Produce Manager at Hesston Food Market, said the roll-out should be complete by the end of March.
“March is National Health Month. And, in March, the FDA is changing labels,” she said.
Barber said as the tags are placed, she has been surprised by some of the ratings.
“It is interesting and fun to see the differences between brands. It sheds some light on what you’re buying with a brand name,” she said.
Barber said the Hesston Food Market is the only grocer she has seen with this kind of nutritional system.
“I’ve been to Walmart and Dillon’s. I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere else,” she said.
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