The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is helping the military community start the year off right with a wide selection of healthy meals and snacks — all while keeping the safety and well-being of military communities top priorities.“With more better-for-you meal and snack options than ever, the Exchange makes it easy to maintain a (healthy) lifestyle,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Warfighters can count on the Exchange to help them meet their nutritional goals while maintaining a safe, sanitized and secure environment.”All of the Exchange’s 1,700 restaurants, including Qdoba, Starbucks and Subway, offer healthier options that support warfighters’ readiness and resiliency.Service members and their families can also find healthy meal and snack options on the go.At more than 320 Express convenience stores, shoppers can easily spot the meal and snack options under “Healthier Choices, Healthier Lifestyle” shelf tags.Exchanges and Express convenience stores carry healthier options, such as fresh fruit, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, trail mix and nuts, tuna, grass-fed meat snacks and jerky, veggie chips, bottled water and more.Exchange vending machines also offer a variety of healthy options.Exchange restaurants worldwide are committed to maintaining a safe, sanitized and secure environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.AAFES has taken safety measures including: expanding takeout and delivery service, limiting capacity or access to in-person dining areas as dictated by local conditions, requiring food workers to wear protective equipment and regularly sanitizing restaurant counters and food preparation areas.Shoppers can learn more about the Exchange’s healthy offerings at’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON by AAFES.)