Lexington ballpark offers kids healthy choices

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Trips to the ballpark conjure up images of peanuts and hot dogs, but young fans attending Lexington Legends games will find something new these days.

The team is joining food service provider Aramark and the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition to offer healthy choices in kids' meals.

As of Memorial Day, the only kids' combo meal being offered at Whitaker Bank Ballpark is known as "Better Bites." It consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with sides such as pretzels, fruit or cheese and a bottle of water. Each combo contains fewer than 400 calories.

Coalition Chairwoman Anita Courtney said in a statement from the team that concession stands at ballparks and other recreational facilities are a good place to start making healthy food more accessible.