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Good4You Nutrition Initiative Begins at Fisher-Titus

February 16, 2016 | Fisher-Titus Medical Center

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In late 2015, Fisher-Titus Medical Center joined the Ohio Hospital Association’s Good4You nutrition initiative.

As a participating hospital, enhancements have been made to the menu at the Shady Lane Café, selections in our vending machines and snack items available at the Gift Shop—all to promote healthier eating habits.

Café selections reflect the Good4You “Eat Healthy Nutrition Criteria.”

“The hot menu is almost the same as last fall,” said Theresa Seasly, Director of Nutrition Services at Fisher-Titus. “We still offer comfort foods and favorite dishes, but with a healthier spin.” Seasly noted that desserts also are available at the Shady Lane Café, but old recipes have been tweaked and some new recipes are being offered.

The biggest changes are fewer fried options, and regular soda products have been removed from the Café. Diet soda selections are still available in both the Café and the hospital’s vending machines. Seasly said the Fisher-Titus cafeteria now supplements drink options with a variety of flavored teas, flavored waters and Starbucks® drinks.

Be sure to also stop by and check out the Fisher-Titus Gift Shop’s newest snack offerings. More selections have been added to stay within the Good4You guidelines and encourage healthy eating habits. New items include snack mixes, popcorn, nuts, full-size dark chocolate bars and many smaller-portion chocolate options.

Why healthy cafeterias?

As community leaders and advocates of long-term wellness, hospitals are responsible for being models of healthy eating to support the health of their patients, employees, visitors and residents they serve. Fisher-Titus enthusiastically embraces this responsibility.

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