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CHOP Choose Healthy Options Program. Monica Y. Escobar, MSHS, RD, LD Nutrition Education Manager Registered Dietitian . What is CHOP?. A food analysis tool that assigns a rank to a food, based on nutrient content provided by the Nutrition Facts Label. total fat. sodium. fiber .

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chop choose healthy options program

CHOPChoose Healthy Options Program

Monica Y. Escobar, MSHS, RD, LD Nutrition Education Manager

Registered Dietitian

what is chop
What is CHOP?
  • A food analysis tool that assigns a rank to a food, based on nutrient content provided by the Nutrition Facts Label

total fat

sodium

fiber

protein

cholesterol

saturated fat

chop rankings will
CHOP Rankings will…
  • Assist partner agencies by providing information on nutritional content of the food items we have available here at the CAFB
partner agency website
Partner Agency Website
  • Lets take look at the Shopping List
    • http://www.austinfoodbank.org/partner/
    • Shopping
      • Shopping List
        • “Food Rating”
rankings
RANKINGS

Foods are ranked

  • 1, 2, 3, MC (minimal contribution), or NR (Non-Ranked)
  • 1 being the highest nutritional rating a food can receive
  • NR – products without nutritional label, salvage

Ranked 1 automatically:

  • Water, Peanut Butter, Eggs, All special needs foods
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Items to be ranked are assigned to one of the following

12 categories

Grains & Pastas

Snacks & Desserts

Cereal

Vegetables

Fruit

Beverages

Dairy & Milk Products

Vegetable Proteins

Animal Proteins

Meals

Special Needs

Minimum Contribution

Ranking Food Products

what nutrients on the food label is chop using for analysis
What nutrients on the food label is CHOP using for analysis?
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Folate
  • Fiber
  • Saturated Fat & Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Protein
  • Sugar
  • Trans Fat
use the food rating
USE THE “FOOD RATING”..

ON THE FOOD BANK SHOPPING LIST TO:

Compare food WITHIN categories:

  • For example: Compare snacks with other snacks, beverages with other beverages, etc.
partner agency website1
Partner Agency Website
  • Lets take look at the Shopping List
    • http://www.austinfoodbank.org/partner/
    • Shopping
      • Shopping List
        • “Food Rating”
what are the benefits of chop
What are the Benefits of CHOP?
  • Allows us to bring in and offer more nutritious foods to our partner agencies

2. Food distribution is analyzed each month to measure progress towards strategic nutrition goals for food distributed by the Food Bank

August 2009

67% ranked 1

21% ranked 2

12% ranked 3

0% MC

what are the benefits of chop1
What are the Benefits of CHOP?

3. Nutritionists can use agency order history, which includes food ranks, to determine the amount of nutritious food ordered.

questions
QUESTIONS…

Please feel free to contact me:

Monica Y. Escobar, MSHS, RD, LD

Nutrition Education Manager, Registered Dietitian

  • mescobar@austinfoodbank.org
  • 512-684-2502

I'm only a call or e-mail away

some resources i like
Some Resources I like..

Recipe Links

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/facts/hhpfacts/cfs_allhhpfactsAlpha.htm (USDA Household Commodity Fact Sheets)

http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/(USDA Recipe Finder)

http://www.cooks.com/

http://allrecipes.com/

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

Other Links

American Dietetic Association, http://www.eatright.org/

MyPyramid, http://www.mypyramid.gov/

Fruits & Veggies, More Matters, http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

American Diabetes Association, http://www.diabetes.org/

American Heart Association, http://www.americanheart.org/