High Fiber

New to our stores in 2020 are Nutrition Pathways. Nutrition Pathways are the icons printed on the shelf tags in-store and can be found when shopping online via the Fastlane at shopthefastlane.com  Due to limited space, up to four pathways can be printed on the shelf tags in-store, but all pathways that a product qualifies for can be found on Fastlane.

Nutrition Pathways highlight the most nutritious foods as well as popular lifestyle choices throughout our store.  Whether managing a health condition, following a food lifestyle, or just wanting to make healthier choices, we will help you find the better-for-you and lifestyle items that you are looking for.

High Fiber Pathway Icons
A food must contain at least 5 grams of fiber per serving in order to be part of the High Fiber Nutrition Pathway.  Examples of high fiber foods include whole grains, beans, lentils and legumes, fruits, and veggies.  Fiber is an important nutrient as it promotes heart health by reducing unhealthy cholesterol in the body.  Fiber also provides sustenance for our good gut bacteria.  Diets low in fiber are often associated with constipation and a higher risk of colon cancer.  Lastly, fiber is helpful in aiding satiety which can help us to maintain or lose weight.  As our bodies digest the fiber, it takes a longer period of time compared to other foods, so we do not feel as hungry again as fast.  Choosing high fiber foods is appropriate for most individuals and looking for this pathway can be a good way to improve your nutrition and health.  

It is important to note, some foods may be or contain 5 or more grams of fiber but are not part of the pathway yet since the manufacturer has not provided the ingredient list and product data to be analyzed.  This can happen with any pathway since we must rely on the food companies to submit their product information in order to be considered for pathways.   Another example is with different sizes of products such as a small vs large box of the same brand/variety of pasta.  If the price is different at the register, that food brand/company is responsible for submitting product information for each item.  Just because information was submitted for the large box, does not mean we can apply the same Nutrition Pathways to the small box.  Please be patient with us as we educate food companies and gather all product information.  Additionally, if a manufacturer changes the recipe or reformulates a food, they have been instructed to submit updated product information.  The foods within the Nutrition Pathways are to the best of our knowledge.  

Looking for the High Fiber Nutrition Pathway supports overall health and may prevent or delay chronic disease.  Shop in-store and on Fastlane for High Fiber foods.

As a partner on your wellness journey, we are here to help! Email our Registered Dietitian at [email protected] with any questions on Nutrition Pathways, Kids Crew, or nutrition & health.  

This medical and/or nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for individual advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Stephanie Edson Wellness Specialist SpartanNash Company


Stephanie is an award-winning registered dietitian who believes in empowering every individual to make nutritious food choices to support a healthy lifestyle. She believes in the power of food as medicine and loves sharing about nutrition with others.