A Healthy Appeal
Nourishing and long- term happines of students is not only our business; it is our responsibility. We know that a well balanced diet is responsible for our state of minds.
HEALTHY EATING has never been so easy! Stand at the entrance of a Chartwells café and follow the BALANCED CHOICES identifier to a variety of healthy food choices. IT’S THAT EASY!
The Importance of Balanced Choices
Balanced Choices is our nutrition program focused on the healthy choices provided in all our dining locations. Our customers have been asking for more healthy food and beverage choices. This program represents our commitment to ensure these options are available, highly visible and well promoted. Labels and signs with Balanced Choices symbols clearly identify items that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and include everything from full meals to quick “On the Go” salads, sandwiches, snacks and vending selections.
The Balanced Choices program, integrated with our Sponsorship of Nutrition, is brought to Canadians by Dietitians of Canada. For more information go to: http://www.dietitians.ca/
What is Balanced Choices?
Balanced Choices is our corporate nutrition program for our customers. We not only offer healthy food choices but we provide the direction and education regarding these choices.
At Chartwells we believe it is our responsibility to assist our customers who want to make healthier food choices more often as part of a healthy lifestyle. We ensure our customers have access to healthier food and beverage choices every day.
Balanced Choices clearly guides customers to the healthy choices provided in our cafes. This is NOT just a signage program. Healthy food choices are attractively packaged and displayed to entice customers to make healthy choices more often as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.
The Balanced Choices program provides a healthy backdrop to our sponsorship of the National Nutrition Month campaign in March, brought to Canadians by Dietitians of Canada.
Balanced Choices was developed by a task force of registered dietitians, chefs and managers, and provides a wellness vision for our foodservices. Balanced Choices provides options to help all of our customers to “EAT, LEARN and LIVE”
EAT reflects our nutrition standards, defining the quality of our food with customized meals and menus for our campus dining facilities.
LEARN focuses on providing students the nutrition and physical activity education they need to make wise food choices now, which will establish the foundation for them to enjoy a long and healthy life.
LIVE through physical activity and the promotion of a healthy campus environment, our programs assist students to bring our lessons to life.