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County Market's Live Well team is committed to making our communities and associates healthier!

We know as a Nation we are facing a serious health crisis and our customers are becoming more aware of this as well. County Market's Live Well team wants our customers to be aware of the role food plays in health and wellness and to understand that health and wellness is a journey and we are here to guide them.

Our Live Well program was developed to be an educational resource for our County Market customers and associates.

Our mission is to motivate & support you on your journey to health & wellness by using our 4 Live Well Principles:

1. It Starts With Your Cart

We want people to fill their shopping cart the same way they should fill their plate: half your cart should be filled with fruits and vegetables, and then add in lean proteins, whole grains, and low fat dairy.

2. Get Back to the Table

The idea behind this principle is that we really want families to be cooking and eating at home more often. It is our job to provide cooking tips, recipe ideas, and meal solutions.

3. Aim for 5

We can't emphasize enough the importance of eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day. Not only 5 fruits and veggies a day, but 5 different colors a week or per day and all forms count: fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice.

4. Take Steps in the Right Direction

This principle focuses on the benefits of physical activity. Diet alone is not enough and we really need to increase our daily activity in order to lead a healthier lifestyle.

To learn more about our County Market Live Well program, feel free to contact our Live Well Team!

Hope Danielson, Health and Wellness Advisor:
Phone: 217.221.5629, Email:

Melanie Pavlovic, Registered Dietitian:
Phone: 217.546.8537, Email:

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Tailgating Gone Healthy

One of the best parts of game days is of course the food, but it isn't always the friendliest for your waistline.  Not all tailgating foods have to be off limits.  Score big with these delicious and nutritious game day picks!

Grilled Meats:

-Chicken and veggie kabobs
-Lean ground turkey burgers and turkey brats
-Low sodium or salt-free seasonings and marinades
-Skinless chicken tenderloins as a substitute for chicken wings


-Cut fruits and veggies into fun shapes or use a hollowed out watermelon as the bowl for fruit
-Use carrot chips instead of chips paired with a low fat dip
-Choose healthy dips like salsa, bean dip, guacamole, hummus, and low-fat yogurt
-Baked chips, whole grain tortilla chips, air popped pop corn


-Bring a fresh fruit salad made with low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt
-Cookies made with whole wheat flour, flax seed, or oatmeal
-Dark chocolate covered strawberries
-Try fruit like peaches, cantaloupe, or strawberries on the grill


-Choose water and unsweetened naturally flavored iced teas
-Low-calorie or calorie-free beverages
-100% fruit juice mixed with sparkling water
-Choose a lite beer, wine spritzer and/or drink a large glass of iced water in between each beverage if drinking alcoholic beverages

With these choices you can feel free to snack guilt-free while cheering on your favorite team!

Hope Danielson, Health and Wellness Advisor
Melanie Pavlovic, Registered Dietitian

Live Well Team

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