BATON ROUGE –Eat Fit BR, an Ochsner Health initiative in collaboration with Healthy BR, hosts its 8th annual Eat Fit Dine Out Day on Friday, June 4, in support of Eat Fit dietitians who educate and empower Louisiana residents through their health and wellness journeys.
On Eat Fit Dine Out Day, Ochsner encourages the community to celebrate our local Eat Fit partners by visiting and supporting participating restaurants. In past years, restaurant partners had the opportunity to give back a portion of proceeds from Eat Fit Dine Out Day to Eat Fit’s nonprofit initiative.
This year, 100% of the profit goes to Eat Fit partners. All proceeds raised at Eat Fit restaurants stay with partner restaurants to support their recovery from the hardships of COVID-19 restrictions.
Participating Dine Out restaurants include City Pork, MJ’s Café, Tsunami, Reginelli’s Pizzeria, The Big Squeezy, Serop’s Express, Burgersmith, FreshJunkie and more. A full list of statewide participating restaurants is available at EatFitDineOut.com.
“It’s been a difficult year for our local restaurant community, and they need our support now more than ever,” said Molly Kimball, registered dietitian and Ochsner Eat Fit founder. “We look forward to the public joining us on June 4 to not only support our partner restaurants, but also Eat Fit’s mission to inspire our community to live their strongest, healthiest lives.”
In addition to dining out at Eat Fit restaurants on June 4, the public can support Ochsner Eat Fit’s nonprofit work with direct donations through EatFitDonate.com. Donations make possible:
- Recipe analysis, staff education and partner support to restaurants, free of charge
- Continuing education workshops for chefs
- Eat Fit culinary certification in schools
- Ochsner Eat Fit presence in schools, universities and local food banks
- “Alcohol Free For 40” annual statewide challenge
- The free Eat Fit smartphone app to locate Eat Fit restaurants, nutrition facts, shopping guides, recipes, events and more
- Over 150 annual community events, including cooking demos, farmers markets and health expos
Ochsner Eat Fit works diligently with restaurant chefs and owners, and within the community to make the healthy choice the easiest choice. Eat Fit also supports nutrition education for culinary teaching programs, community cooking classes, development of Eat Fit opportunities in underserved 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 are essential in reducing 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.
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 local restaurants, markets and other foodservice establishments 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.
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 across the state to include Eat Fit Northshore, Eat Fit BR, Eat Fit Acadiana, Eat Fit Shreveport and Eat Fit Monroe, in partnership with 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 participating 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 Eat Fit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit www.OchsnerEatFit.com for more information about Eat Fit in your region.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 900,000 people from across the globe in 2020, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner’s team of more than 32,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org.