Cheryl Burke And Sargento® Answer Call For Smarter Snacking Options In The Workplace

Sargento launches 'Smart Snacker' web page as new survey shows most working women are unhappy with office snack choices

Feb 12, 2013, 09:07 ET from Sargento Foods Inc.

PLYMOUTH, Wis., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent SHAPE Magazine survey found that 93 percent of working women snack at the office, yet 79 percent are unhappy with snack offerings in the workplace. In response, Sargento partnered with professional dancer and two-time Dancing with the Stars champion, Cheryl Burke, to share snacking tips and unveil a new "Smart Snacking" tool which helps women build wholesome snack pairings and shake up their snacking routine.

"Women who are always on the go want snacks that are wholesome, satisfying and convenient," said Burke, who's gearing up for the competition show's 16th season. "Snacking is a part of my daily routine because I'm always racing to rehearsal, dance performances and photo shoots. It's important to keep my energy up. I like Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks because they give me the high-quality protein I need in a single serving, which helps me control calories, and they are full of fresh flavor so I don't have to compromise on taste. They are a simple and satisfying snack choice."

According to a new SHAPE TrendSHAPErs panel, 60 percent of women regret their workday snack choices. That inspired Burke to share her top snacking solutions, which she says help keep her and her dance partner on track:

  1. Pack snacks with a punch of protein. Pairing protein and carbs is a great way to help stay full and energized. Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks are a portable, natural source of high quality protein and calcium, and they're delicious.
  2. Eat when you're hungry. Instead of sticking to a rigid eating schedule, snack when your body tells you. You'll stay satisfied without overindulging.
  3. Listen to your cravings. Listen to what your body wants and try to find smart solutions to satisfy the tastes you're craving. It's about the balance of satisfaction and moderation.

Burke knows it can be difficult to preplan wholesome snacks and recommends visiting for nutritionally-balanced and fresh snack ideas.

About Sargento Foods Inc.
Sargento Foods Inc. has demonstrated its passion for cheese and cheese-based meal solutions for the past 60 years. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wis., Sargento is a leading manufacturer, packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses, cheese appetizers, ingredients, sauces and other culinary solutions. Sargento is owned and operated by the Gentine family, and has net sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, please visit

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