The baskets of apples, oranges and bananas are in plain sight for customers entering the Downtown Grocery and Deli on Wood Street. The location is perfect for enticing store customers to buy a healthy piece of fruit instead of an unhealthy snack, said Sara Paciocco, of the city’s Health Department… One of the healthier items they may be buying is a parfait treat developed at Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton. The center helps local entrepreneurs develop different kinds of food products… Development of the parfait- yogurt with blueberries, cranberries and granola- began several years ago, said Diane Holtaway, the center’s associate director of food services. The parfait has scored well in taste tests, many of which were held at schools, she said. It should be ready for wholesale distribution soon.
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