Which City Do You Think Makes the SMARTest Food Choices? #ad #giveaway

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here to share with you a video and some cool info about SMART food choices. We were compensated to write this post, however all opinions listed are our own.

What do you think makes a city smart?  The people in the city? The food of the city? What about the food choices of the people in the city? To me, that is what makes a city SMART.

Smartfood, with the support of SELF magazine, came together to create a list of the top 10 SMARTest cities in America, based on a number of criteria. San Francisco claimed the top spot as a city that makes SMART food choices.

What does SMART stand for?

The top 10 SMARTest Cities in America is part of Smartfood’s summer-long effort to celebrate what it means to live SMART. To start, the brand broadened and redefined “SMART” by combining five criteria to align with the brand’s goal of living and eating well. Each letter stands for a specific area of focus: Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful.

Based on these criteria, Smartfood’s Top 10 SMARTest Cities are:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Minneapolis
  6. Portland, Ore.
  7. Denver
  8. Boston
  9. Honolulu
  10. San Jose, Calif.

Too bad I don’t live in any of these areas, but with the help of Chef Jody Denton, I too can make SMART food choices.

Through July 7, Smartfood also is conducting its SMART Search 2013 contest to reward someone who has “smart in the bag” — someone savvy and living a balanced lifestyle, motivated to get regular physical activity, accomplished by achieving educational, career and life goals, responsible in her or his care for the planet and thoughtful when it comes to philanthropic efforts.

Visit www.facebook.com/smartfood to nominate someone they know or themselves, with the contest winner to be featured in the September issue of SELF magazine and receive $10,000. In addition, every person who submits a nomination will receive a “Buy One, Get One” coupon for Smartfood Selects products, while supplies last.

Enter to win

We are giving away a goodie basket valued at $100 filled with Smartfood snacks, kitchen gadgets, and more. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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What is your smartest snack choice that you make?



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1 Heather July 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

I love to snack on fresh fruit!

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2 Laura C. July 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

Fresh fruit/veggies and we also love cheese and crackers :-)

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3 Julie Cutshaw July 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

I would say that my smartest snack food choice would be sunflower kernels. They are great for lowering your cholesterol & great protein source & I love them :) great review & new product that I had not heard of until today

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4 Heather Hayes Panjon July 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

Garden Fresh Veggies Is My Smart Snack Choice!

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5 Tammy S July 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

I love popcorn for a healthy snack. I love all the Smart Food chips & popcorn. I do live in one of the above cities, so you know we love our smart Food. :)

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6 Jeanna July 3, 2013 at 11:40 am

I snack on carrots!

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7 amyc July 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I’m a banana fanatic

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8 Debra Lee July 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Hummus for me!

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9 HappyMomC July 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm

fruit, raisins, veggies!

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10 Patricia Wojnar Crowley July 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Fresh veggies and fruit!

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11 Wehaf July 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I love fresh fruit, or veggies with a yogurt dip.

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12 paula July 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

fruit is our favorite! :)

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13 Anne July 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Prunes are my favorite snack.

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14 Susan P. July 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm

The smartest snack choice for me is Greek yogurt or bananas. For something salty, I like a good chip like Smartfood Select or The Better Chip.

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15 Mary W July 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Just filled a bowl with fresh peaches and nectarines. Now that’s a smart snacking choice!

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16 Jessica To July 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I like to snack on fruit and pretzels.

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17 Denise M July 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

either fresh fruit, edamame or veggies with hummus

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18 Anne Lehnick July 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

My kids and I are on a frozen grape kick this summer.

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19 Shari July 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Nuts! Walnuts, especially.

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20 latanya July 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I love fresh fruit

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21 Elena July 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I like to snack on greek yogurt

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22 mrsshukra July 4, 2013 at 2:25 am

Chickpea snackers are great!

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23 Crissy D. July 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

I snack on carrots, grapes, blueberries and bananas. Half an avocado with a little sea salt is one of the best snacks i have ever had!

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24 lizzy July 4, 2013 at 9:08 am

We love to snack on fresh veggies!

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25 Sadie B. July 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

I like to choose sugar snap peas or baby carrots.

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26 Michelle July 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

Fruit salad! Also veggies with laughing cow cheese. and of course popcorn !
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27 Holly Messana July 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

My fav is sugar snap peas with hummus

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28 Steph July 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

My smart snack food choice would be almonds.

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29 Kate July 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I love fresh fruit, hummus, and almonds.

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30 Nicole July 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I like to dip celery sticks into tuna fish!

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31 Wanda McHenry July 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I snack on celery, carrots and green onions.

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32 Payal July 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Nuts and hummus.

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33 Laura July 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Fresh fruits and veggies.

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34 Laura Jacobson July 5, 2013 at 1:14 am

I love snacking on bananas and grapes! Oh and love pickles!

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35 David July 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

My go-to smart snack is popcorn. But considering that I only like popcorn because it is salty and buttery, it may not be as smart of a choice as I tell myself.

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36 Christine July 6, 2013 at 2:27 am

I love to snack on fresh fruit and veggies.
Thanks for the chance!

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37 Josh Brancek July 6, 2013 at 3:09 am

Fresh fruit snacking is my passion!!!
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38 Kelsey July 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

can’t beat a juicy apple!
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39 Betsy Barnes July 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Frozen grapes and almonds are my favorite smart food choices :)

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40 michele p July 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

yogurt or airpopped popcorn

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41 Stacey B July 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I love fruits. Strawberries, watermelon, grapes!

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42 Krista W. July 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Almonds.. yum! Delicious and Healthy is the way to go.

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43 Nannypanpan July 6, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Grapes or nuts

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44 Madonna July 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

carrot chips instead of potato chips

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45 Kelly D July 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I like Strawberries or pretzels.

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46 Julia July 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I really like to have cheese and fresh fruit for a snack.

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47 Angel S. July 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Baked Kale all the way!@

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48 mamotts July 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm

hummus and kale chips or black bean chips

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49 Charlene S July 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I eat fruit.

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50 Natalia July 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

Fresh fruits are my favorites

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51 Kerrie Mayans July 8, 2013 at 2:30 am

a handful of almonds or a piece of fresh fruit.

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52 Mel July 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I like dried fruit

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53 Daniel M July 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm

i’m still addicted to apples

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54 Liz July 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

I try to eat fruit when I want something sweet.

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55 Mary Dailey July 9, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Almonds is my favorite snack food choice

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56 natasha July 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I love popcorn and fresh fruit!!

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57 Lina July 9, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I LOVE fresh fruit, carrot sticks, or granola!
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58 Vunda V July 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

i like celery and peanut butter

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59 Michelle Tucker July 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

I’m all about the fruit and popcorn when I need something crunchy.

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60 Vera Khule July 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Smartest snack foods are cut up veggies.

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61 Ttrockwood July 11, 2013 at 12:24 am

Baby carrots and frozen grapes

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62 Brandy W. July 11, 2013 at 2:35 am

Strawberries & Asparagus are my go to healthy snacks!! (Not together at the same time though, of course LOL)

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63 Addison Kat July 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

I like fresh fruit!

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64 Lauren July 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

I love eating apples.
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65 Teresa Thompson July 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Trail mix and granola bars.

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66 Kristie July 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Apples and popcorn :-)
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67 Jamie Brigham July 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I love eat Strawberries and Bananas as snacks.

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68 laurie July 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I love fruit

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