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Eat Well Ferguson


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Eat Well Ferguson! is a project of Live Well Ferguson with the goal of making it easier to select healthy choices when you dine out.  Live Well Ferguson is partnering with local restaurants to increase your options for healthy dining choices. Equipped with the right information, anyone can navigate a restaurant menu with confidence – whether you already live a healthy lifestyle or you are looking to begin incorporating healthy habits into your daily choices.

Restaurants are becoming a bigger part of the American diet. With obesity on the rise, it is important to make informed choices when eating out. Restaurants can be a partner in helping you make food choices for your overall health. Participating Eat Well Ferguson restaurants care about your health and are committed to providing healthy options. By using healthier ingredients and different cooking methods, they are able to offer you healthier food choices on their menus.

Entrées qualify as “Eat Well” meal choices when they include at least three of the following:

  • A serving of fruit or vegetable;
  • A whole grain;
  • A lean protein source; and
  • A healthy fat source such as olive oil or other unsaturated plant oil, nuts, seeds, avocado, or fish (such as salmon) rich in omega-3 fatty acids

Eat Well menu items will be identified with a small Eat Well Ferguson logo as shown below:

 

How do I find a participating Eat Well Ferguson restaurant?

Participating restaurants will have an Eat Well Ferguson! window cling in their front window. Brochures outlining the Eat Well Ferguson program will also be on display in the restaurants. Check the Ferguson Times for updates as new restaurants come on board.

Participating Eat Well Ferguson restaurants can be certified at three different levels:

  • BASIC – Offer at least one Eat Well choice
  • SILVER – Offer a number of choices and include healthy side options
  • GOLD – Offer a number of healthy options, use locally grown produce, and offer reasonable portion sizes

PARTICIPATING FERGUSON RESTAURANTS:

FERGUSON BREWING COMPANY
418 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 521-2220
www.fergusonbrewing.com
WHISTLE STOP CAFE
#1 Carson Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 521-1600
www.whistlestopdepot.com
CORK WINE BAR
423 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 521-WINE
www.corkwinebarstl.com
VINCENZO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
242 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 524-7888
vincenzosstl.com
EL PALENQUE MEXICAN
RESTAURANT & CANTINA

254 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 524-6200
www.theflavorofmexico.com/ElPalenque
PAUL'S MARKET & DELI
1020 N Elizabeth Ave
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 524-3652
www.paulsmarketdeli.com
FREE RANGE COOKIES
425 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 882-0163
www.freerangecookies.com
FARACI PIZZA
520 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 524-2675
QUIZNOS
258 S Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 521-8080
www.quiznos.com

Heart-Healthy Tips for Dining Out

Use these basic tips to guide your menu choices. Remember your long-term health depends on the daily choices you make, so don’t be afraid to ask if you can customize:

  • Ask for sauces and dressings on the side
  • Request extra vegetables
  • Opt for steamed vegetables over sautéed or fried choices
  • Choose grilled or broiled meat and fish over fried options
  • Look for a meal combination with fiber and protein to help fill you up. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains are great foods for increasing your fiber intake
  • For restaurants with large portion sizes, ask for a to-go box at the beginning of the meal.This way you control your portion size
  • Ask for half of the cheese normally served

Do you want your restaurant to participate?

If your restaurant would like to participate in or find out more about the Eat Well Ferguson project, please contact:

Elizabeth Simons
Live Well Ferguson Program Manager
City of Ferguson
314-524-5196

Upcoming Live Well Ferguson Events

Aug
2
Sat
Ferguson Farmers Market @ Victorian Plaza
Ferguson Farmers Market @ Victorian Plaza
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
More info at http://fergmarket.com
Run with the Ferguson Running Club @ January Wabash Park
Run with the Ferguson Running Club @ January Wabash Park
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
http://www.fergusonrunning.com
10-10-10 Bike Ride with Ferguson...
10-10-10 Bike Ride with Ferguson...
Aug 2 @ 10:10 am – 11:10 am
http://www.fergusonbicycleshop.com http://www.fergusoncyclingclub.com

View Calendar

How To Get Involved…

Contact:
Nancy Whitener
Phone: (314) 521-4661
Email: nwhitener@fergusoncity.com

Please join us at the next Live Well Ferguson Taskforce Meeting on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Recreation Building in January Wabash Park (501 N. Florissant Road).