Wal-Mart to Unveil Healthy Foods Plan

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has created a five-year plan to make thousands of its packaged foods lower in unhealthy salts, fats and sugars, and to lower prices on fruits and vegetables.



I think this a great idea! Walmart is one of the most shopped retailed stores. Walmart is a convenient store because it carries almost anything a person might need at a low price.
The five year plan with eliminating the unhealthy salts, sugars, and fats in packaged foods is wonderful. A lot more people will shop at Walmart for healthy foods if they are aware that there will be healthier foods available for less money. Lowering the price of fruits and vegetables will boost Walmart's sales. More people will shop at the food department at Walmart. Shopping healthy with low prices is what any costumer desires! I really hope this plan works! There are too many people over weight and obese in the United States.


That's good news since most American's do all their shopping at Wal-Mart. On the other hand the companies in which this establishment work with are not up to my standards in food prep and labor. Wal-Mart is a easy place to do one stop shopping but I think people should be more aware of where their food is coming from. I think with that information many people would be willing to change where they shop. And with that change pick a whole food store which does not carry some foods that are unhealthy for people. Not only changing their eating habits but also helping change they way companies do their dealings with their products and people. Helping out many more people.


The newest edition to many stores is the healthier food option. Wendy's is using sea salt on fries for less sodium. McDonald's has the new oatmeal breakfast option. Reduced fat is appearing in everything from milk to candy bars in the local grocery stores. Wal Mart is now going to give this option to its customers. Finally, America is becoming more aware of its quality of life and fitness. I think this is something that should have happened a while ago in stores like Wal Mart. Many people shop at Wal Mart for all their wants and needs on a daily basis. They should have been supplying us with healthy substitutes since our eyes started to open on our eating habits. Better now than never I suppose.
The most important thing people should realize is that portions are more important in food consumption than fat content or calories. If a serving size of chips has 100 calories and 6 grams of fat, but you eat double or triple the serving size its not healthy no matter what is reduced in those chips.


Thats good that Walmart is lowering the prices on healthy foods. Society is becoming obese, and something needs to be done. With the five year plan Walmart initeated,healthy foods will become more reasonably priced. In turn, this will hopefully reduce obesity in U.S. However, at what cost to people in developing countries? Their wages are already very low, and reducing the price of imported healthy food may make their wages decrease. Is American socity able to live with the effect of changing our eating habits? We have seen in class the poor working conditions, hunger, starvation, and poverty that we have partially supported through paying them less in wages than we would in our own country. We as U.S. citizens allways want to go cheaper. However, how far are we willing to take it?


I am excited for this change! I am a Wal-Mart fan and frequently shop there for many different household items, including food, when i know it is cheaper there then at my main grocery store. One of my own personal gripes about grocery shopping this year has been how expensive fruits and vegetable have gotten! I bought a sweet onion, a purple onion, 2 different colored peppers and a tomato, my bill was almost fifteen dollars! I am in no way against these brands opting to finally make their products more healthy for us consumers, obesity and health issues are increasing with every year that goes by and every new generation of children proves to have more obesity and they seem even heavier than the previous generations. I too could use some adjustment on my intake. It seems like healthier food is always more expensive though, so if they produce these healthier food items and jack the prices up, I probably won't buy into it. I can barely afford full course meals now, and i am lucky I have been able to put the food I have been on the table. If I could afford to buy more expensive food than I currently have to, I would help feed the poor instead.


I think that Wal-Mart selling healthier food options is a great idea. I know that I shop at Wal-Mart because I can't afford to go grocery shopping at many other places, and I'm sure this is a common occurrence. I think that Wal-Mart can make a big difference, seeing as how they seem to be popping up every where. As much criticism as Wal-Mart receives, I think if they work towards creating healthier food options they can make a positive difference in the lives of others.


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