Nutrition Pathways

Our Living Well team brings you Nutrition Pathways!  22 different nutrition and lifestyle attributes that highlight the most nutritious foods on your journey to well-being.
Did you know that half of us follow a diet that limits or prohibits consumption of certain foods or ingredients!?!  With many having dietary restrictions, grocery shopping can be difficult; but, no worries - we are here to help!

 

Our Living Well team brings you Nutrition Pathways!  22 different nutrition and lifestyle attributes that highlight the most nutritious foods on your journey to well-being. 

 

Whether managing a health condition, following a food lifestyle, or just wanting to make healthier choices, Nutrition Pathways will help guide you in the right direction and make it easier for you to make a healthier choice.

 

Our motto is simple:  “Making the healthy choice, the easy choice” with Nutrition Pathways and Living Well. 

 

We’ve done the hard work of reading food labels and ingredient lists to make it easy for you, as our customer, to make the healthy choice. Look for our new Nutrition Pathways found on shelf tags throughout the store and on Fastlane for online grocery shopping:

 

Heart Healthy*

This product is considered a 'heart healthy' food by the American Heart Association (AHA) and contains less than 10 grams of added sugar per serving.  Learn more here http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/HeartSmartShop...

5 or Less Ingredients

This product has five or fewer ingredients.

High Fiber*

This product has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.

Whole Grain*

The first ingredient in this product is a whole grain. 

No Added Sugar*

This product does not contain any added sugar.

Low Sodium*

This product has 140 mg or less sodium per serving.

Good Source Protein*

This product contains at least 5 grams of protein.

Gluten Free

This product is gluten-free.

Nut Free

This product is free of tree nuts and peanuts.

Lactose Free

This product does not contain any lactose.

Non Dairy

This product does not contain dairy or milk ingredients.

Free From

This product is free from the 8 major allergens (milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy), antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, hormones, partially hydrogenated oil ingredients, pesticides,  nitrates, and nitrates.

Nothing Artificial*

This product does not contain artificial color, artificial flavor, artificial sweetener, or artificial preservatives.

Vegan Plant Based

This product does not contain animal by-products or any animal ingredients.

Kosher 

This product is Kosher.

Organic

This product is considered organic.  Please note: organic foods are not significantly more nutritious compared to conventional, non-organic foods.  Organic is just a different way of cultivating and producing foods, but does not have a direct impact on the nutritional quality.

Non GMO

This product does not contain any genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.  Please note: non-GMO foods are not significantly more nutritious compared to conventional, GMO foods.  Food produced with GMOs are just as healthy as those that are non-GMO. 

Sustainable

This product has one of the following claims and/or certifications: B Corp, Biobased, BPA Free, Carbon Footprint, Dolphin Safe, Environmentally Friendly, Ethical, Fair Trade, Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, Marine Stewardship Council, Rainforest Alliance Cert, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Fishing, Sustainable Forest Initiative, Sustainable Packaging, Sustainable Seafood, Wild Caught.

Fragrance Free

This product does not contain fragrance ingredients based on a derived analysis of the ingredient statement or make a fragrance free claim.  You will find this pathway in the Beauty Care and Household Cleaners sections. 

Hypoallergenic

This product claims to be hypoallergenic.  You will find this pathway in the Beauty Care and Household Cleaners sections. 

Paraben Free

This product does not contain paraben ingredients based on a derived analysis of the ingredient statement or make a paraben free claim.  You will find this pathway in the Beauty Care and Household Cleaners sections. 

Meat First Ingredient

The first ingredient in the ingredients statement of this product is identified to be a meat-containing ingredient.  You will find this pathway in the Pet Food section. 

*Pathways with an asterisk indicate they are nutritionally superior based on current evidenced-based nutrition recommendations

 

As a partner on your wellness journey, we are here to help! Email our Registered Dietitian at [email protected] with any questions on Nutrition Pathways, Kids Crew, or nutrition & health. 


This medical and/or nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for individual advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Stephanie Edson Wellness Specialist SpartanNash Company
STEPHANIE EDSON - REGIONAL WELLNESS SPECIALIST

Stephanie is an award-winning registered dietitian who believes in empowering every individual to make nutritious food choices to support a healthy lifestyle. She believes in the power of food as medicine and loves sharing about nutrition with others.