25 Wellness Tips

We spoke to operators to get 25 tips from their successful health and wellness programs.

Make healthy the default: One of the big things we’re working on is structuring the café so the healthy choices become the default items. For example, a customer will have to ask for the less healthy option. The default will be whole grains, dressings on the side, etc. Another great example is the snack items near the cash registers. We’re moving away from the old-school thinking of impulse desserts and candy in that area. Instead, we are putting housemade granola snacks or fruit there. Our clients are very encouraged by the choices being there.

—Terri Brownlee, R.D., national nutrition manager, Bon Appétit Management Co.

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