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Published on July 27, 2015

Keep Your Nutrition on Track at the Wisconsin State Fair

The Wisconsin State Fair is notorious for offering unique food options - many of them on a stick - for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time in between. Although most Fair attendees are not looking to make healthy choices as they sample their way through the more than 200 concession locations, it is possible to watch your calorie count and enjoy the Fair at the same time.

Before heading to the Fair check out these Simple Steps to Help You Eat Better keeping these helpful tips in mind:

  • Identify healthy options ahead of time. Visit the Fair’s website to review their menus and pick out a few food options to try. Generally, options that are grilled or steamed are better for you.
  • Watch your portion size. It’s hard to not eat your entire plate at the Fair, and if you’re one to want to try a little bit of everything think about attending on Aug. 11, Crazy Grazin' Day where smaller portions are offered for purchase.
  • Eat slowly. Appreciate the sights and sounds as you make your way around the Fair and take your time to enjoy the unique food that you are sampling.

Try these options at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair to keep your nutrition on track:

  • Bison Quiche (Wisconsin Bison Producers)
  • Egg & Turkey Sandwich (Wisconsin Poultry & Egg Industries)
  • Chocolate Covered Cranberries On-a-Stick (Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association)
  • BBQ Pork Chop On-a-Stick (Charlie’s Great Food)
  • Cajun Spiced Grilled Shrimp On-a-Stick (Catfish Johnny’s)
  • Fruit Kabob (Caribbean Smoothees and Leadfoot’s Race Bar & Grill)
  • Grilled Chicken On-a-Stick (Chan’s Chicken On-a-Stick)
  • Salad On-a-Stick (Siggy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese)
  • Roasted Corn in a Cup (El Jefe and New Berlin Lions Club Corn Roast)
  • Chicken Milano (Santa Lucia Mediterranean Grill)
  • Mediterranean Bowl (Santa Lucia Mediterranean Grill)

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