Oberlin Debuts Healthy Breakfast Bars

More than 200 blueberry-banana-oat bar samples were eagerly snapped up at the annual employee wellness fair at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH.

When several students and staff members asked for more healthy grab-and-go breakfast offerings and more dairy-free options, Bon Appétit Dietitian Eric Pecherkiewicz worked with the campus bake shop to develop a new recipe for blueberry-banana-oat bars that relies on fruit and cinnamon — instead of added sugar — for sweetness, and soy milk in place of cow’s milk. The wellness fair also provided an ideal chance to display the Be Sugar Savvy wellness collateral and for Eric to talk with guests about creative ways to reduce sugar throughout the day. The bars will roll out as a daily choice in the spring semester, driving home the message that reduced-sugar foods, when thoughtfully conceived, can be both delicious and satisfying.

Submitted by Eric Pecherkiewicz, Marketing Manager and Dietitian