ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Hy-Vee has replaced sugary snacks in a single checkout lane with foods consumed in so-called Blue Zones — places in the world where inhabitants are longest-living and happiest. The lane is an offshoot of the AARP/Blue Zone Vitality Project, brought to Albert Lea, Minn., to add 10,000 years to residents' lives. Since the lane's January launch, soy nuts have emerged as a favorite (sales spiked 60%), while fresh apples and oranges often go untouched, said store dietitian ...
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