We are SO excited to finally launch our Sodexo Mindful menus in the Orleans Room tomorrow! Mindful is Sodexo’s wellness approach to food that is filled with choices, satisfying flavors, full plates and healthy indulgence. We are joining forces with Molly Kimball, a Sports and Lifestyle Dietician at Ochsner’s Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. She has developed Eat Fit NOLA, a partnership with local restaurants to develop & identify healthy menu items, in collaboration with local chefs. She will be helping us to launch our new Mindful menus in the Orleans Room tomorrow from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Molly has certified our Mindful menus as part of Eat Fit NOLA.

Look for the Ochsner Health System seal of approval on our menus.

We have also altered each station with easier choices for a healthier lifestyle.

We call these the “Mindful Musts”:

At breakfast, must offer at a minimum:

  • Fresh-cut fruit and/or fresh whole fruit
  • Egg whites OR egg substitute
  • One 100% whole-grain sliced bread
  • If made-to-order omelets are offered, a vegetable must be an offered topping
  • At least one whole-grain cold cereal and/or hot cereal
At salad bar, must offer:
  • Minimum 1 variety of dark greens
  • Minimum of 1 variety vegetarian protein
  • Minimum of 2 non-fried dry salad toppings
  • Minimum of 1 vinegar and 1 conola or olive oil
  • Minimum of 1 low-fat and 1 fat-free salad dressings
At deli, must offer:
  • One 100% whole-grain sliced bread and/or other whole grain bread option
  • Minimum of 2 fresh vegetable toppings
  • If mayo is offered, low-fat must be offered
  • At least 1 variety of lean meats
  • At least 2 healthy spreads in addition to low-fat mayo
  • Vegetarian or Vegan sandwich option available
At grill, must offer:
  • One 100% whole-grain sliced bread and/or other whole-grain bread options
  • Minimum of 2 fresh vegetable toppings
  • If mayo is offered, low-fat must be offered
  • Vegetarian or Vegan sandwich option available
  • Minimum of 3 fresh or grilled vegetable toppings

 

Enjoy your Mindful day tomorrow!

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