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By Sally Cauthers
Defense Commissary Agency
FORT LEE, Va.
— Military mem-bers who are looking to stick to New Year’s resolutions may want to consid-er the commissary if their pledges in- volve saving money and healthy living,said the Defense Commissary Agency’ssales director.“Whether it’s cash or calories, com-missaries are here to help our custom-ers save,” said Chris Burns. “We are
kicking o the new year with specials
on healthy brands and good for yourecipe booklets that include greatly re-duced coupons for all their eating rightdiet changes.“The commissaries are also gearingup for all big football parties, leadingup to the king daddy of them all, theSuper Bowl,” Burns added. “If they’rethrowing a football party in the bar-racks or just watching the game athome, our customers will be able tosave money with coupons and betterprepare their party menus with recipesdesigned to score a touchdown withtheir friends and families.”DeCA’s industry partners – manu-facturers, vendors, brokers and sup-pliers – will host many in-store pro-motions and provide extra savingsfocused on getting you started in theright direction for 2012. Overseas storesmay have substitute events for certainpromotional programs. Customers areasked to check their local commissary for the following super sales events:
• Special K Challenge. The KelloggCompany is oering special savings on
brands such as Fiber Plus, Nutri-Grainand Right Bites. Product demonstra-tions will be held in stores with mili-
tary coupons oering cross-category
savings on produce items. In addition,customers are asked to look out for a
yer in early January announcing theSpecial K Challenge event and oering
Commissary helps keep resolutions
By Kay Blakley
Defense Commissary Agency
FORT LEE, Va. — Have you noticedthat dieting season begins almost assoon as the last of the holiday indul-gences have passed our lips? We cer-tainly notice it at your commissary, asdiet, low-fat, fat-free and sugar-free versions of almost every kind of food
imaginable start ying o our shelves
and into shopper’s carts. The object isto get rid of any extra holiday poundsbefore they start to feel at home on your hips, and that’s very smart think-ing. But, if resorting to so-called dietfoods leaves you feeling deprived and
unsatised, there are other ways to
successfully attack those unwantedpounds.
Budgeting and healthy eating made easier
even more ways to save on Special Kproducts.
• “Breakfast: Bring it On!”Quaker
and Tropicana presents its seventh an-nual breakfast bundling event to helpraise the awareness on the importanceof eating a nutritious breakfast. Thisevent will also continue to support thecommissary theme, “It’s Your Choice,Make It Healthy.” Commissary custom-ers can receive high-value bouncebackcoupons for February by locating the
Quaker and Tropicana store displays
and visiting http://www.quakermili-tary.com/events_promotions/.Patrons will also be able to vote fortheir favorite military charity – theFisher House or Operation Home-front. The charity with the most votes will receive $4,500 worth of breakfast
products, compliments of Quaker and
• “Promises for the New Year Sale.”
Nestle Purina Pet Care Company is of-fering commissary shoppers at partici-pating stores a chance to win free dogor cat food. Each winner will be given VIP coupons to feed one average dog orcat for six months – $132 in dog cou-
pons and $96 in cat coupons. One win
-ner per store will be announced the last week of January. Participating stores will have banners, signs, entry boxesand pads for customer convenience.Customers can also enjoy great savingson their favorite Purina pet brands.
• Meet country music stars. Dr Pep
per and Motts are oering commissary
customers a chance to meet today’smost popular country music stars.Four stateside commissary custom-ers and their guests will win trips tothe 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The trip pack-ages include: roundtrip airfare fromLos Angeles, roundtrip ground trans-portation, deluxe hotel accommoda-tions for three nights, meal vouchers,Saturday private concert and welcomereception, Sunday ACMA telecast (twotickets) and Sunday Post All-Star Jam(two tickets).Commissary customers in Europeand in the Far East can register for a
chance to win a 46-inch television.
One winner each will be chosen fromEurope and the Far East.
• Big Game, Bigger Savings. ConAgraFoods is kicking o 2012 with great
customer savings during its “Big Game,
Bigger Savings” truckload event, oer
-ing a “Big Game Party Play Book” thatincludes recipes and $10 in coupon sav-ings. Participating commissaries willhost product demonstrations on Su-per Bowl weekend, which will includefree “Big Game Party Play Books” anda demonstration of Orville Pop-UpPopcorn Bowls. The ConAgra FoodsMilitary website, www.conagracom-
missarydeal.com, oers shoppers a list
of items on sale in the commissaries, as well as printable coupons on ConAgraFoods brands. ConAgra Foods donatesa portion of its truckload sales to sup-port the Scholarship for Military Chil-dren Program.
• 2012 Super Bowl Savings Spectacu
lar. Kraft Foods is oering an exclusive
in-store game day coupon and recipe
yer with more than $10 in savings.The coupon yer features party plan
-ning tips and recipe ideas on game-day brands such as Planters nuts, OscarMayer deli meats, hot dogs, Claussenpickles, Nabisco favorites such as Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuit and Oreo, Cool Whip, and Kraft natural cheeses. KraftFoods brands have also teamed up withCoke Zero for a national game-day,gear-up event, which features couponsfor savings on Nabisco cookies andcrackers, Planters nuts products andCoke Zero, a game-day recipe book-let. This event also includes a celebrity chef’s contest, “The Battle of the Top-ping” from the Ritz crackers Facebookpage.
• Year of the Dragon. Chinese New
Year begins the last week in January and La Choy Chinese food products
and CTC Foods Company will be oer
-ing savings on its Oriental food itemsthroughout February. These sales
events will also oer recipes for prepar
-ing Chinese food dinners at home.
“Our commissaries are oering
shoppers healthy beginnings for theNew Year, and we want them to takeadvantage of all the super savings andcontests and giveaways available attheir stores this month,” Burns said.“But it’s not just in January. We work
hard to oer our shoppers great sav
-ings at their commissary throughoutthe year.”
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes the common senseadvice to enjoy your food, just eat less.That means you’ll need to familiarize yourself with what portion sizes actu-ally should be. In general, it’s a servingof lean protein about the size of thepalm of your hand, half-cup servings of fruits and vegetables, one regular-sizeslice of bread, half cup rice or pasta, aneight-ounce carton of yogurt or eightounces of milk, and a one-ounce serv-ing of nuts (that’s about 13 cashews).If this is the route you choose, using asmall plate will help you feel like you’reeating more.The diet advice that seems to suiteme best, because I like to eat a lot, isa tactic called “volumetrics.” It’s aneating plan that was developed by Dr.Barbara Rolls, a nutritionist and re-searcher at Penn State University, whoclaims it’s the volume of food eaten,rather than the calories consumed,that leaves people feeling full and sat-
ised. For example, one-fourth cup of
raisins contains about 100 calories, but you could choose two full cups of freshgrapes instead for the same number of calories. Choosing the grapes, which
are high in water and ber, would keep
a person feeling fuller longer.Hoping that lots of folks agree withmy preferences, I’ve gathered plenty of volumetric recipes for you in Kay’sKitchen at http://www.commissar-ies.com. Enjoy getting skinny, and of course, as always, you can save money by purchasing the ingredients in yourcommissary.
Sensible portions key to weight control