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Transcript: Stock Your Pantry with These Staples for Healthier Eating

A camera pans across a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and white cabinets.

A hand pulls a drawer out of a pantry. White text appears on the drawer and gets larger as the drawer nears the camera.

ON SCREEN TEXT:    Building a Healthy Pantry

KATIE: Hi, I'm Katie Johnson.

Katie Johnson sits in front of a white background and addresses the camera. Cans and bottles stand on a table in front of her.

ON SCREEN TEXT:   Katie Johnson

                                    Dietician and Wellness Coach

KATIE: I'm a registered dietician and board-certified health and wellness coach.

The screen fades to white and blue text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT:    What are the first steps

                                    to making healthy

                                    changes in the pantry?

The text fades out and Katie is shown in front of the white background.

KATIE: I would start by clearing the clutter.

A hand reaches into a pantry drawer and removes bags and boxes pasta.

KATIE: Go in there, organize your pantry, get rid of foods that you no longer want in there. Instead of chips, if you want to go towards nuts or lightly salted popcorn.

A bag of chips is removed from a drawer and replaced with a box of Nut Thins. The drawer is slid closed.

Nutrition labels for several boxes of food are shown in the pantry.

KATIE: Check out some labels. See what a serving size is. Count that out.

Katie is shown in front of the white background.

KATIE: Maybe put it in bags that aren't those snack bags, and then you'll just have them handy and ready to go.

The screen fades to white and blue text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT:   What ingredients should

                                    we be looking for

                                    in our pantry items?

The text fades and Katie is shown sitting behind a table that is holding jars and cans of food. She holds up a can of food.

KATIE: You can keep things like vegetables in your– canned vegetables in your pantry, and you want to make sure that you're getting the lower sodium varieties because a lot of canned foods are preserved with sodium.

A pair of hands pull out a sliding drawer inside a pantry. It's filled with canned food and spices.

The hand lifts a can of corn and twists its label towards the camera.

ON SCREEN TEXT:   WHOLE KERNEL

                                    CORN

                                    GROWN IN THE USA

A close-up shot shows bottles rushing past as a drawer is pulled out.

KATIE: You want to make sure that you're choosing items that are not canned in heavy syrups.

The top of a nutrition label on a can peeks out from the drawer. A hand lifts the can.

The screen fades to white and blue text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT:   What items in the

                                    center aisles are

                                    considered healthy?

The text fades and Katie is shown sitting behind the table of foods.

KATIE: A few of the different healthy things that you can find in the center aisles include things like olive oil.

Katie lifts a large bottle of olive oil from the table.

KATIE: You can find nuts.

Katie lifts a jar containing nuts.

KATIE: You can find whole grain cereals, whole grain pastas, soups, beans.

Katie gestures to several other jars.

Katie lifts two jars from the table.

KATIE: There's canned meats. There are lots of items in there that you can stock your pantry up and you can still be healthy.

The screen fades to white and blue text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT:   Swapping a few pantry

                                    staples may help you

                                    maintain a healthier diet.

Blue text appears next to the UnitedHealthcare logo.

ON SCREEN TEXT:     UnitedHealthcare®