Eating Well at Work Just Got Easier with Just4U - Food That Fits Your Life(R)
November 28, 2007 at 09:00 AM EST
ARAMARK has taken the guesswork out of eating healthier at work thanks to an expansion this month of the company’s award-winning healthy menu platform, Just4U -- Food That Fits Your Life®. The professional services company’s chefs and dietitians have long understood that the best way to encourage healthy eating in the workplace is to make healthy food taste great. The challenge has been making it easy for customers to find the food that fits the highly individual nutritional needs and preferences of today’s diverse workforce.
Think healthy means bland? Try these new flavor-packed Just4U® menu items:
“The message from business diners has been clear: ‘Give us great-tasting, healthy choices but help us find the food that fits our unique personal dining styles,’” said Dan Wainfan, ARAMARK’s Senior Director of Health and Wellness. “We’ve matched our extensive portfolio of popular recipes with simple but powerful nutrition messages to make it easier than ever for customers to find the foods they want.”
Tens of thousands of business diners at 1,200 ARAMARK-managed employee restaurants across the United States can now enjoy Just4U® selections each day as a way to help them stay on track with their nutrition and wellness goals.
Just4U® point-of-service menu identifiers make it easy to find selections that are lower in fat, lower in calories, lower in carbohydrates, vegetarian or organic. In addition, Just4U® “Eat Well Selections” make it easy to find foods that offer several nutritional benefits in one menu item for business diners that are concerned about limiting the calories, fat and sodium in their diets. Even takeout items carry the colorful Just4U® labels right on the packaging. These new identifiers simplify the decision-making for busy customers who want great tasting, healthy choices that fit their own personal preferences.
“Our registered dietitians and executive chefs make sure that all Just4U® recipes bring health and flavor together,” said Wainfan. “So, while finding healthier selections is now easier than ever, our customers are most excited about the fact that they can always get fresh, flavorful, satisfying, ‘good-for-you’ foods at work.”
Just4U® educational brochures with information on topics such as “Understanding Serving Sizes” and “What Is a Healthy Diet?” are available for business diners in their workplace cafe. These materials complement ARAMARK’s extensive Health and Wellness awareness program, including the popular “Fresh and Healthy” customer newsletters with dietitians’ advice on “Healthy Ways to Lose Weight”, “Avoiding Fad Diets” and “Smart Ways to Boost Your Energy Level.”
These educational materials all carry the ARAMARK - American Dietetic Association (ADA) proud partner logo in recognition of ARAMARK’s unique partnership with the ADA. ARAMARK works with the ADA to develop joint consumer education programs, to elevate awareness of registered dietitians as the nation’s nutrition experts and to make a greater impact on public health. One of America’s largest employers of dietitians, ARAMARK is currently the only professional services provider to become an ADA Partner.
About ARAMARK Business and Industry Group
Through its Business and Industry Group, ARAMARK provides world-class experiences and environments with cafes, catering, workplace refreshments and facility services throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Thousands of client locations count on ARAMARK for consistent delivery of excellent service and sustainable innovation. By leveraging its industry-leading expertise, ARAMARK tailors offerings to meet client needs for a work environment that enhances employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's list of "America's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK has consistently ranked as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and industry analysts since 1998. The company was also ranked first in its industry in the 2007 FORTUNE 500 survey. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 240,000 employees serving clients in 18 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com.