Eat Better, Eat Together - A Healthy Dine-Out Week

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The South Suburban Chamber’s Health and Wellness Council is planning a new restaurant promotion to help promote healthy eating in the communities of Franklin and Oak Creek during the week of June 15 - June 21, 2014.  This will give area restaurants an opportunity to showcase their healthy menu options in addition to helping to support healthy eating in our communities.

The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce is requesting all participating restaurants offer 1-3 options for either an appetizer, entrée or dessert. This can include breakfast, lunch or dinner options. The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce hopes participating restaurants offer their meals at 10-15% below normal pricing to help incentivize customers to try these meals during the week. All selections will also be required to meet the healthy guidelines as outlined by the American Heart Association detailed below.

Calories:  700 calories or less per the entire meal
Total Fat:  3 grams or less total fat per 100 grams, and 30 percent or less calories from total fat in the meal, and 26 grams or less total fat per the entire meal.
Saturated Fat:  1 gram or less saturated fat per 100 grams, and less than 10 percent calories from saturated fat in the meal, and 5 grams or less saturated fat per the entire meal.
Cholesterol:  20 milligrams or less cholesterol per 100 grams, and 105 milligrams or less cholesterol per the entire meal.
Trans-Fat:  Less than 0.5 grams trans-fat per the entire meal.
Sodium:  800 milligrams or less sodium per the entire meal.
Beneficial Nutrient:  10 percent or more of the Daily Value of one of the following nutrients per the entire meal:  vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, dietary fiber or protein.

If you are a food provider and a chamber of commerce member, the cost of participation will be free. If you are a non-chamber member, participation cost will be $25. Participating restaurants will receive or be included on marketing material. Materials include printed posters, window signs and restaurant flyers. Participants will also be included in Chamber and local business emails and websites, social media, city communications and local newspapers. Other options will be considered. Interested food providers or restaurants are asked to contact Barbara Wesener, Executive Director of South Suburban Chamber of Commerce via email or phone; 414-768-5845 at the Chamber office by Friday, May 16 with a commitment to participate.

This event will give your restaurant an opportunity to showcase its healthy menu options and help us support healthy eating in our communities.

Be a part of Franklin and Oak Creek’s inaugural Healthy Dine-Out Week!