Special Diets

Special Diets

Special Diets

Low Sodium wellness key Heart Healthy wellness key

Blood Pressure

Has your blood pressure been creeping up? You’re not alone. But unless something changes, you’re more likely to develop the full-blown medical condition of high blood pressure, also called hypertension.

A healthy lifestyle is the first critical step in preventing or treating elevated blood pressure. Along with routine blood pressure checks at your doctor’s office, you can stop by our pharmacy and get your reading from one of the nearby blood pressure machines.

Look for the “Heart Healthy” and “Low Sodium” Wellness Keys to help identify choices that may meet your needs.

Browse Heart Healthy products & recipes

Browse Low Sodium products & recipes

A low sodium and heart healthy kabob meal

Lactose Free wellness key

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of sugar naturally found in all mammals’ milk, including cows, goats, sheep, and buffalo. Unfortunately, you won’t see “lactose” listed as part of the Nutrition Facts panel or the Ingredient statement. In addition, a “non-dairy” claim is not a guarantee that the product is lactose free. Therefore, you will need to become familiar with potential sources of lactose and look for these foods/ingredients in the Ingredient list. Examples include milk (and all foods derived from milk such as cheese and yogurt), whey, curds, dry milk solids and nonfat dry milk powder.

Our “Lactose-Free” Wellness Key on Wegmans Brand products and recipes will help you find products made without lactose.

Browse Lactose-Free products & recipes

Keep in mind that lactose intolerance is often not an “all or nothing” issue. Just because a large glass of milk on an empty stomach causes symptoms doesn’t mean that smaller amounts will be a problem. Work with your doctor or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to find what types and amounts of lactose-containing foods are right for you.

Milk

Allergens wellness key

Food Allergies

More and more people are living with food allergies. Our Nature’s Marketplace or Health & Wellness departments offer a variety of products specifically formulated to meet the needs of customers with food allergies. Ingredients and product formulations can change, so we encourage our customers to always read the labels of products to ensure that an allergen has not been added or removed since their last purchase.

Allergen Labeling on Packaged Foods

The most common food allergens in the U.S.—the “top 8″—cause 90% of all severe food allergies. The top 8 allergens include:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Fish
  • Crustacean Shellfish
  • Wheat
  • Soy

The FDA requires that the top 8 be listed in plain language on the package when present in a food. Many Wegmans Brand products also highlight the allergen statement with our Allergen Wellness Key making it easy to spot products that have a top 8 allergen.

Sesame Labeling Update

On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed the FASTER Act (Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education & Research Act) into law. This law requires sesame to be declared as the 9th allergen on all FDA and USDA regulated food labels entering commerce by January 1, 2023. As with all labeling updates, it will take some time for this information to be reflected on all Wegmans Brand packaging. During the transitionary period, customers will begin to see inclusion of sesame in the allergen box on Wegmans Brand products. It is extremely important during this transitionary time for customers to read both the ingredient statement and the allergen box to identify sesame and sesame-containing ingredients. Read More

Foods Prepared in Our Stores

We cannot guarantee that foods prepared in the store would be free of food allergens. With these items, there is a risk of cross contact with allergens due to shared preparation areas.

Bowl of mixed nuts

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