Healthy Meal Options for Employees


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Healthy Meal Options for Employees

  1. 1. Healthy Meal Options for Employees Entertaining Clients at Restaurants <br />Dalton Skiles, Shan Hua, Jessica Tormey<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Pinnacle Corporation Fitness Program<br />One-year anniversary<br />5,347 pounds lost<br />Change in employee needs<br />Previous needs met by the fitness program<br />Current needs unfulfilled<br />Give employees healthy meal options and advice for eating in restaurants<br />
  3. 3. Elements of Report <br />Components of a healthy diet<br />Benefits of healthy eating habits<br />Restaurant selection<br />Restaurant qualifications<br />Healthy menu options<br />Advice for healthy eating in restaurants<br />Portion control<br />Food preparation styles<br />
  4. 4. Methodology<br />Research collected from:<br />University studies<br />News outlets<br />Health and wellness website<br />Restaurant menus from:<br />Jason’s Deli<br />Il Vicino<br />On the Border<br />Panera Bread<br />Red Lobster<br />Romano’s Macaroni Grill<br />
  5. 5. Components of a Healthy Diet<br />Jessica Tormey<br />
  6. 6. MyPyramid<br />U.S. Department of Agriculture<br />Redesigned from traditional pyramid<br />Food groups have percentage of pyramid<br />U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2005.<br />
  7. 7. Components of the MyPyramid Diet<br />Consume three to six ounces of grains<br />Phytochemicals and antioxidants <br />Eat two and a half cups of vegetables each day<br />Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants <br />Limit fruit to two cups a day<br />Cancer-fighting benefits, fiber, vitamins<br />Fit in three cups of dairy a day<br />Calcium and vitamin D<br />Try to eat five and a half ounces of protein daily<br />Protein and omega <br />
  8. 8. No More Counting Calories<br />Small steps<br />Limit portions<br />Reward yourself<br />
  9. 9. Restaurant Selection <br />Dalton Skiles<br />
  10. 10. Restaurant Selection Criteria <br />Appropriate atmosphere<br />Public nutritional information<br />Breakfast, lunch, or dinner<br />Various menu options<br />Variety of cuisines<br />
  11. 11. Selected Restaurants<br />Jason’s Deli<br />Il Vicino<br />On the Border<br />Panera Bread<br />Red Lobster<br />Romano’s Macaroni Grill<br />
  12. 12. Jason’s Deli<br />Prompt service, wide selection<br />Specialty sandwiches<br />Soups<br />Salads<br />Wraps<br />Jason’s Deli nutritional information 2010).<br />
  13. 13. Il Vicino<br />Contemporary decorations, warm and inviting atmosphere<br />Pizza<br />Salad<br />Il Vicino nutritional information 2010).<br />
  14. 14. On the Border<br />Lively atmosphere, small healthy selection<br />Enchiladas<br />Tacos<br />Tostadas<br />On the Border nutritional information 2010).<br />
  15. 15. Panera Bread<br />Available for breakfast or lunch<br />Bagels<br />Sandwiches<br />Salads<br />Panera Bread nutritional information 2010).<br />
  16. 16. Red Lobster<br />Upper class seafood restaurant<br />Fresh fish<br />Red Lobster nutritional information 2010).<br />
  17. 17. Romano’s Macaroni Grill<br />Cozy Italian atmosphere, limited healthy selections<br />Pasta<br />Grilled chicken<br />Grilled fish<br />Romano’s Macaroni Grill nutritional information 2010).<br />
  18. 18. Advice for Healthy Eating in Restaurants<br />Shan Hua<br />
  19. 19. Tips for Dining Out<br />Watch out for sauces, dressings, and toppings<br />No need for a clean plate<br />Select the right beverage<br />Avoid fried foods<br />
  20. 20. Watch Out for Sauces, Dressings, and Toppings<br />Avoid butter and sour cream<br />Limit salad dressings<br />
  21. 21. No Need for a Clean Plate<br />Eat slowly<br />Stop before feeling full<br />To-Go box<br />
  22. 22. Select the Right Beverage<br />Order water or unsweetened tea,<br />Avoid soda and alcohol<br />
  23. 23. Avoid Fried Foods<br />Preparation styles to avoid<br />Fried<br />Deep-fried<br />Pan-fried<br />Crispy<br />Basted<br />Instead, choose<br />Broiled<br />Baked<br />Steamed<br />Roasted<br />
  24. 24. Summary <br />Focus on consuming a balanced diet<br />Explore menu options based on balanced diet guidelines<br />Eat smaller portions<br />Order water<br />Avoid fried foods<br />
  25. 25. Implementation<br />Develop brochures, flyers, and presentations<br />Monitor employee feedback for six months<br />Evaluate and redesign materials, if necessary<br />