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Grocery Store Gameplan: Aramark Registered Dietitians Offer Heart-Healthy Eating and Grocery Shopping Tips

December 18, 2019 GMT
Grocery Store Gameplan: Aramark Registered Dietitians Offer Heart-Healthy Eating and Grocery Shopping Tips
Grocery Store Gameplan: Aramark Registered Dietitians Offer Heart-Healthy Eating and Grocery Shopping Tips

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2019--

Aramark, the largest U.S. based food services provider and a leading employer of dietitians, is helping Americans to make healthier food and nutrition choices, both when dining away from home, and when shopping in the grocery store for ingredients they prepare in their own kitchens.

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As part of its Feed Your Potential 365 consumer health engagement campaign, Aramark dietitians and chefs provide insights, ideas and inspiration for healthier grocery shopping, to enable everyone to choose ingredients that will help them make great tasting, healthier meals for their families at home (without breaking the bank). Their suggestions apply during the holidays and throughout the year. (Photo: American Heart Association)

According to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019, ultra-processed foods (those made entirely or mostly from substances extracted from foods, such as fats, starches, hydrogenated fats, added sugar, modified starch and other compounds), which account for more than 50% of an average American’s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health.

Aramark, who employs hundreds of registered dietitians, is empowering consumers to make choices that feature heart-healthy nutritionally dense whole food—such as lean proteins, whole grains, leafy greens, fruits and vegetables, as well as beans, lentils, nuts and seeds and other plant-forward ingredients—for meals offered in the locations it serves and for the meals consumers prepare in their own homes.

More than 30 percent of menu choices Aramark provides in workplaces, colleges and universities and hospital cafes across the country contain at least a full servicing of nutritionally dense whole foods and that are also lower in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. In addition, more than a third of selections served are now vegetarian or vegan.

As part of its Feed Your Potential 365 consumer health engagement campaign ( www.FYP365.com ), Aramark dietitians and chefs provide insights, ideas and inspiration for healthier grocery shopping, to enable everyone to choose ingredients that will help them make great tasting, healthier meals for their families at home (without breaking the bank). Their suggestions apply during the holidays and throughout the year.

Knowing Store Layout is Key

To shop smart, focus shopping where healthy foods are usually found. It’s wise to start at the perimeter of the store.

Selecting Fruits and Vegetables

Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet has many health benefits, including making it easier to maintain a healthy weight. With so many great produce options available in supermarkets, it’s easier than ever to incorporate plants into meals.

In 2015, Aramark and the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, joined forces to improve the diet and health of millions of Americans. Healthy for Life® is a multi-year collaboration that comprehensively addresses population health through the combination of healthy menu innovation, consumer health engagement, community health outreach and Aramark employee wellbeing initiatives.

Aramark is committed to creating community engagement programs that help families change their relationship with food – inspiring them to make healthier food choices part of their everyday lives. Aramark chef and dietitian volunteers partner with community organizations to lead community nutrition and cooking experiences. The company currently works with more than 300 local community centers in more than 50 cities worldwide – helping families get access to and prepare delicious, healthier food.

For more healthy living tips and recipes, visit www.fyp365.com, or join the conversation on Instagram.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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