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The new Yankee Stadium has opened in the Bronx. I went to a game Saturday, and it’s a much friendlier place for anyone trying to eat healthfully and maintain some environmental awareness.
When I entered the park I stopped at the produce stand—the produce stand!—and bought a couple of fresh pears. Later I went to the Noodle Bowl stand, where for $8.50 I got a bowl of noodles, veggies and tofu. Tofu at the ballpark. The snack was listed on the menu board at 240 calories. All the food choices have calorie counts posted now, so you can avoid, or still indulge in, the almost 1,100 calorie Moe’s Homewrecker Burrito at La Esquina Latina. I also had a caramel apple. Which as junk food goes is still pretty good.
Every few yards you find a trio of disposal cans. For regular trash, plastic and compost. Which you may actually have items for, with a produce stand on site. And which may eventually foster a garden in which more fresh vegetables take root, root, root for the home team.
For more on eco-friendly new ballparks, see "Green Diamonds: Baseball Stadiums Take a Swing at Energy Efficiency"