Whether you’re just getting started on a healthy eating path or have been on the road to wellness for years, our four pillars of healthy eating can help guide your journey. At Whole Foods Market, we believe that focusing on these four pillars of healthy eating offers the greatest health benefits, no matter what dietary path you follow.

  1. Whole Food: Ensures you are eating micronutrient dense and free of unnecessary additives. A “whole food” is any food in its most essential, pure, delicious and basic form.
  2. Plant Strong: No matter what type of diet you follow, reconfigure your plate so that the majority of your meal is made from an abundance of plant-based foods. By eating more plants, you’re helping your body get the key micronutrients it needs to function.
  3. Healthy Fats: Get your healthy fats by eating whole plant-based foods like nuts, seeds and avocados. Then, work to eliminate the amounts of extracted oils and processed fats you cook with on a daily basis.
  4. Nutrient Dense: Build your meals around recipes that emphasize plant-based foods.  Choose foods rich in micronutrients when compared to total caloric content. Look for the ANDI scoring system in Whole Food Market stores to help guide you.

For more information about Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program click HERE.


Get ready to get healthy! Join Whole Foods Market Houston and Sugar Land stores for the FREE Health Starts Here Challenge where you will learn the tools on how to get and stay healthy. You will receive weekly health and fitness tips, free work outs, gift bags and prizes, store tours, lectures from experts, and access to healthy cooking classes. Start 2012 off right by making a few simple changes for lifelong health!

Challenge Dates:  January 23 – February 20

To JOIN all the fun, email Gwen.Marzano@wholefoods.com with “Add me to the list” in the subject header.

For DETAILS visit Here (or any of our Houston or Sugar Land store webpages and click Health Starts Here Challenge)


Urban Swank has joined forces with Whole Foods to bring you yet another “challenge”. We are giving away three (3) “Swank Bags” filled with goodies from Whole Foods (and a few additional items from Urban Swank) to three (3) lucky winners! To enter you must:

  1. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
  2. Send us a Tweet, Facebook message/comment, Email, Video, or leave us a comment below telling us what the Whole Foods “Health Starts Here Challenge” will mean to you and why you should receive the Whole Foods/Urban Swank “Swank Bag”.
  3. It’s that simple.

Entries can be submitted through Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The winners will be announced and contacted on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

The Urban Swank Girls


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    Coty gentry

    January 17, 2012

    The health food challenge means that our family will get a kick start to eating healthy. I have a three year old and 6 month old. Eating healthy is something my husband and I ate trying to teach our children by example. I’ve been making my own baby food, breads, and many other things. I would like this gift so that myself and my family will be exposed to new great products. We love whole foods and drive about 45 miles to our nearest location.

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