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Healthy Flavors, Healthy Lives. Lenny Scranton, CEC VP Culinary Operations . Why Healthy, Why Now?. Our clients are asking for it It’s important to our customers Insurance

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healthy flavors healthy lives

Healthy Flavors, Healthy Lives

Lenny Scranton, CEC

VP Culinary Operations

why healthy why now
Why Healthy, Why Now?
  • Our clients are asking for it
  • It’s important to our customers
  • Insurance
    • An obese individual can cost an employer on average $1,800 per year in additional health care costs and lost productivity.
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Why Healthy, Why Now?
  • Obesity Trends Driving Chronic Conditions
    • 80% of Type II Diabetes related to obesity
    • 70% of Cardiovascular Disease related to obesity
    • 42% Breast & Colon Cancer diagnosed among obese individuals
    • 26% of obese people have high blood pressure
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Why Healthy, Why Now?
  • Obesity Trends Among US Adults – 1985
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Why Healthy, Why Now?
  • Obesity Trends Among US Adults – 2005
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Why Healthy, Why Now?
  • 39% of consumers indicate their health is either excellent or very good.
  • 76% of consumers seeking activities to lower health risks (increased from 52% in 2000).
  • 62% of consumers who exercise at least 3 times per week (increased from 40% in 2000).
  • 67% of consumers improving the healthfulness of their diets (increased from 56% in 2000).

Sources: IFIC. 2007. 2007 Food & Healthy Survey. Consumer Attitudes Toward Food, Nutrition and Health. & L. Demeritt. 2006. Trends in Consumer Food

Habits & Preferences. The Hartman Group

what is healthy
What is Healthy?
  • Definition: Healthy (hel-thee), adjective
    • Possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
    • Pertaining to or characteristic of good health, or a sound and vigorous mind: a healthy appearance; healthy attitudes.
    • Conducive to good health; healthful: healthy recreations.
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What is Healthy?
  • Our Definition:
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
      • A comprehensive set of policies, practices and programs that earn financial success in ways that honor ethical values and respect people, communities and the natural environment.
    • Increase presence and awareness of better for you food choices
    • Providing education to our customers, clients and patients on improving lifestyle management

Sources: Business for Social Responsibility USA

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What is Healthy?
  • Social Responsibility
    • Antibiotic Policy
    • Cage Free Eggs
    • RBGH Free Liquid Dairy
    • Sustainable Seafood
  • Healthy Food Pledge:

“When a leader like Morrison pledges their support for sustainable food service practices, it sends

a message to the rest of the industry. We’re thrilled that a top organization is taking the initiative

to sign the pledge and further their commitment to the thousands of guests they serve each day.”

Jamie Harvie, Coordinator of HCWH’s Healthy Food in Health Care Initiative

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What is Healthy?
  • Better For You Foods
    • Whole Grains
    • Healthy fats and oils
    • Reduced sodium
    • Meatless alternatives
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What is Healthy?
  • Education
    • Lunch & Learn
    • Teaching Kitchen
    • Digital signage
    • Dietician involvement
mms food philosophy
MMS Food Philosophy
  • Our PASSION is to be a culinary leader, preparing food that creates taste memories and pleases all the senses of our customers.
  • We enhance LIFE’S FLAVOR by making foods from scratch that are alive with flavor and nutrition. Foods that use fresh wholesome ingredients seasonally harvested in a socially responsible way for the wellbeing of our clients, customers, team members, and environment.
building healthy flavors
Building Healthy Flavors
  • Deconstruct the classics and rebuild
  • Mindless Cooking vs. Sensible Cooking
  • Ingredient Control
  • Technique
  • Portion Control
  • Culinary/Clinical Partnership

the rationale

  • flavorful and healthy on one plate
  • no one should feel deprived
  • sensible portions/real life foods
  • wide variety of choices

the philosophy

  • balance good taste good sense
  • the best ingredients
  • seasonal fresh vegetables
  • healthy eating isn’t boring

the menu

  • exhibition station
  • seasonal menu cycle
  • additional items available
  • new recipes/old favorites

the standards

  • complete meals
  • 450 calories or less
  • no more than 35% calories from fat

the menu

  • the main grain
  • flat breads & salads

main grain

  • choose from 2 specialty grains
  • choose your vegetable Partner
  • watch your chef create your personalized grain specialty
  • top any grain with grilled protein or vegetable swords

main grain choices

  • grain
  • toasted quinoa
  • cracked bulgur wheat
  • toasted barley risotto
  • white & brown basmati rice
  • vegetable partners
  • roasted butternut squash
  • citrus glazed sweet potatoes
  • roasted root vegetables
  • asian stir fry vegetables
  • spiced carrot

grilled swords with black bean sake glaze

  • chicken
  • beef
  • salmon
  • portabella mushroom
  • mixed seasonal vegetables
  • shrimp
  • tofu

flavorful flatbreads

  • chicken florentine
  • fresh bruschetta
  • fontina cheese, pesto, and cremini mushroom
  • garlic chicken & roasted red peppers
  • grilled steak & cremini mushroom
  • garlic chicken & roasted red peppers
  • shrimp scampi
  • spice chipotle shrimp
  • vine-ripened tomato

mediterranean salads

  • caesar salad
  • marinated tomato & cucumber
  • roasted asparagus
  • marinated roasted mushrooms
  • marinated calamari
  • canelli bean, artichoke & capers
  • tortellini antipasto salad