The Cedar Rapids Kernels will be offering much more than peanuts and Cracker Jack, tonight, when they host the Clinton LumberKings in their Midwest League home opener. General manager Doug Nelson says the team will be serving up a selection of healthy foods at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

He says they’ve teamed up with the Blue Zones initiative, which is the group that is encouraging people to make healthier decisions. Nelson says their home plate concession stand will feature salads and other healthier options along with the traditional fare of hotdogs and brats.

Nelson says they have been hearing from their fans the last few years about the desire for more healthy choices at the concession stand. “We have been slowly adding healthier foods to our stands over the last couple of years, and because of the good response we’ve gotten to those menu items, that’s why we’ve really decided to make that a focus in our home plate stand,” Nelson explains.