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Last Published: 12/11/2017

New Menu Concepts: Food as Medicine

Healthy eating is certainly nothing new, but this unique concept for menu items is taking healthy eating to a whole new level.

 

An Ohio cancer center is augmenting their patient care by opening a café serving only cancer-fighting selections, including the top 25 foods with cancer fighting components, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. The center’s leadership team wanted to enhance the patient experience in every way possible, and what better way than offering amazing food choices that support the healing process! The menu features organic, high protein, antioxidant-rich, and high nutrient foods in a variety of options, including salads, sandwiches, pizzas, smoothie bowls and more. They even offer stevia and erythritol sweetened ice cream for that added sweet treat. Most menu items are made with fresh produce and accompanied by a nutritious beverage choice, such as sparkling water, coconut water, organic milk or cold-pressed juice. In addition to a delicious menu, the café is light and open, inviting patients, visitors and staff to take a break from their hectic day.

IDEAS FOR TRADITIONAL OPERATORS:

• Offer guests healthier beverages by making homemade refreshments using fresh fruit and other natural ingredients.

• Include nutritional facts on your menu and highlight health benefits of the ingredients used in dishes.

Entegra Procurement Services regularly publishes blog posts on food trends and innovations in food services. Entegra is more than a group purchasing organization (GPO): Our team of procurement specialists implement strategic sourcing to bring the most value to your business. We help our clients, in many segments ranging from the healthcare supply chain to restaurant supply, to cut costs and consolidate their portfolios.

 

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