SAVOR…Chicago – an industry leader in implementing green standards and environmentally sustainable practices in its day-to-day foodservice operations at Chicago’s McCormick Place – partnered with Healthy Fare for Kids.
The partnership is designed to improve healthy dining options for families at shows and special events throughout the year. Healthy Fare for Kids is a grass-roots project teaming with restaurants and chefs to offer healthier menu choices for children.
“We understand the dining challenge that moms and dads face when dining at events,” said Connie Chambers, general manager, SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place. “We believe it is our responsibility to offer our families healthy, responsible options. We believe, if we do our part and make healthy, great-tasting food following Healthy Fare for Kids’ standards, we can help families identify good food choices and continue their journey of good health.”
Healthy Fare for Kids and SAVOR…Chicago created several meals that follow these guidelines:
- antibiotic-free (ABF) meats
- whole grain breads
- smaller portion sizes
- lower salt
- no deep fried anything
- local ingredients
- non-sugared beverages
The Healthy Fare for Kids meals will be offered in the South Food Court during the Chicago Auto Show and will display the Healthy Fare for Kids logo to signal a healthy choice. Families will find Healthy Fare for Kids meals, such as a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with celery sticks and peanut butter or a ham sandwich on a pretzel roll with fruit salad.