Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival kicked off recently at commissaries worldwide, and it will continue in the weeks to come! This year’s theme is “Live Healthy! Save Big!”
If you’re not familiar with the festival, it’s an annual event that the Defense Commissary Agency hosts in conjunction with our military resale and community partners to show how we can help our military customers meet their health and wellness needs.
We are also highlighting our Nutrition Guide Program, which uses color-coded shelf tags to call out key nutrient attributes of store products and identifies high-performance nutrient-dense foods with a thumbs-up icon.
Festivals may also feature the following offerings from our partners:
- Exchange sidewalk sales with discounted prices on workout equipment and apparel
- Military health clinics conducting health screenings
- Installation MWR activities hosting fitness events and children’s programs
- Industry partners offering demos, music, nutritious food samples, giveaways and coupons!
If this isn’t your first of these festivals, you’ll notice some new participants this year: military veterinarians and food safety specialists! These experts are sharing information on keeping your pets healthier, plus tips on reading food labels and preparing/storing fresh fruits and vegetables.
Festival details will vary by commissary, so please check the schedule on our website to find out when Your Commissary is hosting Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, if you don’t know already.
If you’ve already been to Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival this year or in the past, what did you like the most? And if you’ll be going to the festival soon, what are you looking forward to the most? We would love to hear from you!