Florida hospital certifies healthier quick-service menu items

Two Panera Bread items, including the Power Chicken Hummus Bowl, were certified by the Healthy 100 program.

Hospitals and national quick-serve chains may seem odd bedfellows, but a new program in Orlando is pairing the two in an effort to promote healthy meals.

The Healthy 100 program from Florida Hospital approves restaurant recipes that are low in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar, and high in fiber and whole grains. Chains and independent restaurants submit their lighter, healthier recipes to the hospital’s team of dietitians, who review the dishes and the program guidelines. If the dish meets the eight-point criteria, the restaurant can promote it on the menuboard as a Healthy 100 item.

“If something doesn’t meet the criteria, we let them know what they can do to meet it,” says Sherri Flynt, manager of Florida Hospital’s Center for Nutritional Excellence. “For example, they can reduce the sodium and use a spice or herb to flavor the food. Overall, sodium is still one of the biggest challenges because, when you take fat content out, you lose some flavor.”

Menu items at Central Florida–based Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread restaurants were recently certified by Florida Hospital under the Healthy 100 program.

Chick-fil-A’s grilled chicken nuggets were one of the Healthy 100–approved items. The nuggets, which are 97 percent whole-breast-meat chicken and 3 percent spice, debuted nationwide early last year. They’re one of the reasons the brand’s kids’ meal contains nearly 60 percent fewer calories and 85 percent less fat than most other quick-serve kids’ meals, says Cindy Coffman, Chick-fil-A’s Central Florida area marketing director.

Back

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I was very lucky to get recruited by Cara and the Patrice and Associates team. From start to finish Cara made me feel like I was the right person for this new step in my career. She was very easy to talk to and brought the best out of me when it came to preparing for my interview. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition and this great opportunity would never have happened without Cara. Thanks!! Chuck Amiss
  • Doug was excellent!  I have never been treated with such regard and respect and what he has done for me to get me my new career job was exceptional. I do not believe I could have done what he did for me on my own. I would like to thank him for everything and I appreciate everything he has done for me Josh Street Doug was excellent!
  • I will happily give a testimony!  She was awesome, professional and very friendly!

    I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara!
  • I first want to thank Emily Lilly and Patrice & Associates for helping me land the career changing opportunity I have been desiring in my fast food management career. I met Emily via my Indeed profile, she reached out to me with the career opportunity I have been looking for. As this was my first experience working with a job recruiter, it has exceeded my expectations. Emily was very attentive to the career desires I communicated with her and delivered. She also provided me with relevant, detailed information about the position and company. Emily communicated frequent with all parties involved and made every step of the process smooth and efficient. I would definitely use her services again and highly recommend the services of Patrice & Associates. DaVenna Brown
  • I am writing to you to express my appreciation for the excellent service which I had received from Mike Buterbaugh at Patrice & Associates. Mike was very accommodating and helpful to me. His guidance, support and preparation through the interview process to me getting the job offer was truly professional. Mike, Thank you!!! All the Best. Godfrey de la Rosa Mike, Thank you!!!