PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 10, 2015) – The holidays can be chock full of delicious dishes and desserts…and decisions about how to navigate the season’s food frenzy in a healthier way. As part of their Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 initiative, Aramark and the American Heart Association have created a series of smart tips to help families and friends make healthier food choices.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, and one of the largest employers of registered dietitians in the world, and the American Heart Association, the nation’s largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, joined forces earlier this year to create Healthy for Life® 20 By 20, a five-year initiative dedicated to empowering Americans to make better food choices every day.
The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people to maintain healthy habits, but Aramark and AHA’s experts are encouraging families to make a few small changes to make meals festive and nutritious.
Start by making little changes for a big difference
Making a few small changes in the kitchen can help make dishes more nutritious, but still delicious. To reduce the fat and calories in classic holiday foods:
Enjoy the colors of the seasonMake holiday meals festive and healthy with a variety of richly colored fruits and vegetables. Try these ideas to make the most of these seasonal beauties:
Aramark serves more than two billion meals a year and employs more than 1,600 chefs in the United States. These experts know safety is as important to the holiday feast as the menu itself. To help prepare for a safe and healthy holiday season, here are some safety tips to keep in mind while preparing holiday meals:
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 21 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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