Since the late 1970's, there has been a 30% increase in meals eaten outside the home. People tend to consume more calories when eating out and those foods generally have higher total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol levels.
Winner's Circle is a healthy dining partnership with local communities, restaurants, schools, and food industry partners. The Winner's Circle program uses one consistent logo- a purple star with a gold fork- to identify healthy foods when people eat away from home. Criteria to meet program standards are based on widely-accepted nutrition recommendations. Winner's Circle encourages people to eat fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and calcium-rich foods while limiting fat, sodium, and sugars.
Winner's Circle is an ideal opportunity for vendors, food brokers, and food manufacturers to promote their healthy items. It is also a way for local or chain restaurants, schools, and community leaders to break the cycle of unhealthy eating and increase consumer access to healthy foods.
If you represent a hospital, school, or other worksite with a cafeteria or other food options, NCPP has the tools to help you get started offering healthier choices. Go to our WorkHealthy Assessment, an easy-to-use, online tool that evaluates your organization's wellness policies and gives you tailored resources to better support employee and visitor health.
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