New MicroMarket Offers Healthy Foods

Published February 7, 2024

A new healthy food option is now available for shipbuilders, sailors and contractors at Newport News Shipbuilding with the opening of a new MicroMarket that will be available around the clock.

Operated by Aramark, the shipyard’s food services contractor, the MicroMarket is located mid-yard and is especially convenient for those supporting aircraft carriers undergoing refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work at NNS.

“Making sure everyone involved in our critical national security mission at Newport News Shipbuilding has access to healthy food options near their workspaces, no matter what shift they work, is of utmost importance,” said Karey Malyszko, vice president of plant operations. “We remain committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our shipbuilders and Navy partners and look forward to this new MicroMarket playing an important role in that.”

“We’ve taken a holistic approach to addressing quality of service for sailors assigned to the aircraft carriers and submarines at Newport News Shipbuilding,” said Capt. Hannah Kriewaldt, commanding officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News. “This new MicroMarket brings healthy food options closer to sailors, providing easy access as they carry out their important duties. We appreciate the partnership of NNS and Aramark to make this a reality.”

The MicroMarket offers snacks, beverages and prepared meals, and is supported by advanced equipment to ensure the highest level of food safety. It utilizes technology to automatically order replenishments before inventory depletes.

This MicroMarket adds to the dozen-plus canteens and cafes, five other MicroMarkets, and several service vendors that operate within the shipyard.