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Healthy Restaurant Dining: Insights, Challenges, and Solutions

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Healthy Restaurant Dining: Insights, Challenges, and Solutions

  1. 1. DINING OUT: ISSUES, CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS Erica Bohm, M.S. Vice President and Director of Strategic Partnerships Erica@HealthyDiningFinder.com 858.541.2049
  2. 2. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com HEALTHY DINING MISSION • Help restaurants offer and promote a selection of healthier menu choices • Help consumers find and order healthier choices when eating out
  3. 3. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com AGENDA • Dining out stats • Challenges related to eat out and eating healthy • Available resource • Spur availability of healthful choices • $5 gift card to:
  4. 4. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com STATISTICS • 980,000 • $660.5 billion • 25% vs. 47% • 5 • 93% • 79% • 68%
  5. 5. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com • Variety • Means of socializing • Convenience • Relaxation • Don’t like to cook • Don’t know how to cook • Don’t like to clean up • Try new foods and types of cuisine • Atmosphere • Celebration • Fun • Business meetings • Travel REASONS FOR DINING OUT
  6. 6. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com Less information & control: • Portion size • Preparation method • Ingredients More sources of temptation: • Splurge mentality • Food on other tables • Enticing menu titles/descriptions • Your tablemate’s selection • Finish everything / large portions • Forestalling regrets CHALLENGES TO EATING HEALTHFULLY
  7. 7. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com 1. Relatively low in calories, fat (esp. saturated), sodium 2. Moderate amounts of lean protein 3. Fruits and/or veggies 4. Grains: whole 5. Dairy: lower-fat 6. Added fat: unsaturated WHAT IS “HEALTHY?”
  8. 8. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com Can you identify healthier menu options?
  9. 9. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com Seafood Platter Fried and served with tartar sauce WHICH IS THE “HEALTHIEST?”  Grilled Swordfish Marinated in herbs and olive oil 70 g fat 1195 calories 71 g fat 885 calories 22 g fat 475 calories Halibut with Orange Mint Basil Butter Served with rice pilaf
  10. 10. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com Vegetarian Pasta Primavera – fresh vegetables & garlic sautéed in vegetable broth. Served over fettuccini pasta, tossed with parmesan cheese Mediterranean Chicken Sausage – with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, parsley, bell peppers and white wine, alongside rosemary potatoes and steamed vegetables Cobb Salad – crispy greens topped with chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, egg and blue cheese; generous portion of your favorite dressing WHICH IS “HEALTHIEST?” 45 g fat, 815 calories 15 g fat, 430 calories 102 g fat, 1295 calories
  11. 11. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com • The Healthy Sandwich – avocado, tomato, cheese on whole wheat bread • Tuna Salad Sandwich • Roast Beef Sub & Provolone Sandwich WHICH IS “HEALTHIEST?” 50 g fat, 750 calories 56 g fat, 835 calories 5 g fat, 290 calories 63 g fat, 975 calories
  12. 12. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com 1. Nutrition profiles of many popular, typical restaurants 2. Portion size 3. Menu titles and descriptions 4. Designations and icons PROBLEMS
  13. 13. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com SOLUTION
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  28. 28. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com Focus on: • Lean proteins • Fruits • Vegetables • Whole grains • Low-fat dairy • Unsaturated fats Benchmarks for: • Calories: (750 for Entrées; 250 for Apps, Sides, Desserts) • Fat: (25 grams for Entrées; 8 grams for Apps, Sides, Desserts) • Saturated Fat (8 grams for Entrées; 3 grams for Apps, Sides, Desserts) • Sodium (750 mg for Sodium Savvy Entrées; 250 mg for Apps, Sides, Desserts) All kinds of restaurants: • Fast food to fine dining • Independents to large chains • American, Asian, Mexican, Italian, family, seafood, burgers, steak, etc. NUTRITION CRITERIA
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  31. 31. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com IPHONE APP
  32. 32. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com MOBILE-FRIENDLY INTERFACE
  33. 33. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com CONSUMER FLIER – FRONT AND BACK SIDES
  34. 34. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com “PROMO CARDS” – BUSINESS CARD SIZE
  35. 35. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com HEALTHYDININGFINDER.COM WIDGET FOR YOUR WEBSITE
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  37. 37. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com DESCRIPTIONS OF SITE FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER, WEBSITE, ETC.
  38. 38. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com 1. Use www.HealthyDiningFinder.com for dietitian-recommended choices 2. Don’t assume; ask about preparation methods, ingredients, and included sides. 3. Don’t be shy about making special requests (less cheese, oil, or butter and dressing on the side) and/or swaps (side salad instead of fries) 4. Share an entrée and order an additional (healthy) side or appetizer. 5. Avoid, limit or share “extras” like bread/spread and high-calorie appetizers, beverages and desserts. “TOP 5” TO DINE OUT WITH YOUR HEALTH IN MIND
  39. 39. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com HELP SPUR AVAILABILITY OF HEALTHY CHOICES 1.Communicate 2.Order healthy
  40. 40. HEALTHY DINING | www.HealthyDiningFinder.com • Resources available • $5 gift card to • Ongoing support • Thank you! NEXT STEPS

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