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Consumer Advocate

Welcome to your Commissary Connection! I'm Courtney, the Consumer Advocate for the Defense Commissary Agency, While writing these blog posts will help me share information with you, I also want to know what's on your mind. That's why I hope you'll comment on our blog posts to share your thoughts and let me know what kind of content you'd like to see on this blog!

Are You Ready?

Be Prepared - Numbered List with Marker

We’ve seen plenty of images of natural disasters in the media lately, and you may have even experienced some firsthand yourselves, including Hurricane Michael this week! Commissary operating schedules have been modified in recent weeks due to severe weather, impacting our stores in areas such as Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina …

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Make Your Plate Look Like MyPlate!

Sweet Potato and Apple Pork Chops

MyPlate is a visual guide to encourage Americans to eat a variety of foods and build healthy meals. Experts believe the best and most simple way to improve Americans’ diets and combat obesity is to have Americans focus more on the proportion of each food group on their plates rather …

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From the Farm to Your Table

farmer picking tomatoes

Where does the food we eat come from? This question is one part of the farm-to-table experience taking place across the nation. And the experience really begins with where the food is grown on the farm. Often, we choose to create our own unique farm-to-table experience when purchasing local fruits …

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And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are...

It’s the moment our contestants have all been waiting for… the results are finally in from the coloring contest that we held earlier this year for the Month of the Military Child! We selected an overall grand prize winner, plus a first-place winner and three honorable mentions for each of …

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Add Excitement to Your Salad!

Healthy Habits: Add Excitement to Your Salad!

Eating a salad can be an exciting way to increase your intake of vegetables and fruits. (No, really, it can be!) The variety is limitless, and if you choose wisely, eating salads can be satisfying and even help you eat fewer calories and less sodium throughout the day. Be sure …

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700 Military Children Awarded Scholarships

700 Military Children Awarded Scholarships

Congratulations to the 700 recipients of this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program! The program, which is administered by the Fisher House Foundation, granted a $2,000 scholarship to each of these students. “The quality of the applications submitted really exceeded prior years’ submissions.” -Marye Dobson, Scholarships Program Liaison, Defense Commissary …

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Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

Healthy Living: Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

As part of building a healthy eating pattern, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you choose a good mix of foods by consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within food groups. This is the best way to ensure that your body gets what it needs for optimal …

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Back-to-School Study Prep at Your Commissary

Back-to-School Savings Study Prep

Back-to-School Sidewalk Sales Class is in session! Well, almost, at least… school will start soon for children and college students alike, if it hasn’t already, and Your Commissary wants to help you prepare! So find your desk and pull out your notebook, because it’s time to study for our 2018 …

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