Dine Out to Support Eat Fit Northshore on Thursday, June 6
Ochsner Eat Fit partners across the state will host the 6th Annual Eat Fit Dine Out Day on Thursday, June 6. Dine Out helps support the Eat Fit Northshore team of dietitians in educating and empowering Louisiana residents to live their healthiest, strongest lives possible.
Participating partners donate a portion of Dine Out sales to the Eat Fit philanthropy fund. These dollars are used to expand and spread the mission of Eat Fit, while keeping Eat Fit free for local restaurants.
As a non-profit, the Ochsner Eat Fit Northshore team works diligently alongside restaurant chefs and owners, and within the community, to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Eat Fit Northshore also supports nutrition education for culinary teaching programs, community cooking classes, development of Eat Fit opportunities in under-served areas and nutrition-related events in schools, churches and grocery stores.
Food and nutrition play a key role in the health, vitality and productivity of our community. Eat Fit partners play an essential role in the fight against obesity and other chronic health conditions related to diet and nutrition. Eat Fit makes it easier for people who are trying to eat better, live better and feel better.
Participating Dine Out restaurants on the Northshore include:
- Beau Chene Country Club
- Forever Fit Kitchen at Christwood Community Center
- Coffee Rani – Covington
- Stone Creek Café
- Sacred Earth Co.
Highlights of Eat Fit’s impact in Louisiana:
- Over 300 Eat Fit partners across the state joining Eat Fit Northshore
- Eat Fit smartphone app with nutrition facts of Eat Fit dishes, community events and recipes
- Eat Fit menu options available at two Universities, 12 Schools and several food banks
- Collaboration with Waitr, making it easy for people to order Eat Fit meals via the Waitr App
- Over 100 individual community events and 50 individual wellness presentations, including cooking demos, race expos, grocery tours and fitness classes
- Social media influence including a combined total of over 20,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook @EatFitNorthshore and Twitter @OchsnerEatFit
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Eat Fit
Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health designed to help the community live their healthiest, strongest lives possible. The team of Eat Fit dietitians works closely with restaurants, markets and other foodservice establishments from fine dining to festivals to identify and develop dishes that meet the Eat Fit nutritional criteria. These items are identified directly on the menu with the Eat Fit seal of approval, making the healthy choice the easy choice when dining out + traveling.
Free to all restaurants and foodservice partners, Eat Fit encourages nutritious choices whether an individual is looking to lose weight, feel better or look better, as well as help to manage health issues including diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure. With more than 100 unique partners in the New Orleans area, Eat Fit NOLA has expanded to Eat Fit Northshore, Eat Fit Bayou, Eat Fit BR, Eat Fit Acadiana, and Eat Fit Shreveport and will continue to expand statewide with support by Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana.
The Eat Fit team connects deeply within the Eat Fit communities, serving as a resource for all things wellness. Download the Eat Fit smartphone app to find Eat Fit restaurants with full nutrition facts of Eat Fit menu items, as well as recipes, community wellness resources, and to connect with a health professional in your area.
Follow @EatFitNOLA, @EatFitBR, @EatFitAcadiana, @EatFitNorthshore, and @EatFitShreveport on Facebook and Instagram, and @OchsnerEatFit on Twitter, and download the Eat Fit smartphone app for more details.