City of Richfield Makes it Easier to Eat Healthier

Updated: 06/21/2013 10:44 PM KSTP.com By: Ellen Galles



The city of Richfield is making it easier to eat healthier.  It's a new city policy that will be implemented at the city's hockey rink and even at baseball games, but right now the new menu is making a big splash at the city's pool.

The menu now offers healthy alternatives like frozen yogurt and fruit smoothies.  They've also started selling Snickers "Marathon Bars" which satisfy a candy craving, but have less salt and less fat than regular candy bars.

The challenge is finding foods that are healthy, but that customers still want to buy.  After all, the city relies on the concession stand to bring in as much as $60,000 a year.

"I was skeptical at first," said Brandon Klement with the City of Richfield.  But he says sales have not decreased.

Klement says most of the positive feedback has been from parents, who say it's made it easier to eat healthy at the pool.