Healthy Restaurant Program

Assisting small, independently owned restaurants in creating and promoting healthy meals

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Project Description

In Minneapolis, individuals and families are eating many meals away from home, especially at casual dining restaurants. Restaurant entrees, appetizers, desserts, and even beverages taste good and are convenient, but they are often high in calories, fat, sodium, and sugar. Restaurants can play an important role in improving the health of their customers and community by including nutritious foods on their menus.

The Minneapolis Healthy Restaurant Program is designed to assist independently owned restaurants in creating and promoting healthy meal options that are nutritious, tasty, satisfying, and a good value. The Health Department is working with restaurant owners and chefs along with nutrition and culinary experts to create healthier versions of popular recipes, train servers to promote healthy options to customers, and develop marketing materials to highlight healthy menu items.

Eight restaurants are currently participating in the 2014-2015 pilot program. Each restaurant is receiving free individualized assistance as they work to improve their healthy food options including nutritional analysis of menu items by a registered dietitian, training on recipe modifications and healthy cooking practices from a professional chef, and promotional materials and marketing assistance from a public relations agency. 

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Minneapolis Health Department LogoShould you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Jan 2, 2019



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