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While taste still ranks high among reasons for food preference, nutrition is gaining attention due to diners’ increased awareness about wellness, and how diet plays a big part in their health and lifespans.
Here are the health factors that are shaping society’s view towards health consciousness:
Because of this increased concern over healthy eating, food service professionals have a responsibility to:
In order to create a nutritious, balanced menu, we need to know the basics of healthy eating. We’ll be looking at the 2 basic guides below to plan and prepare healthy meals.
Published by the Harvard School of Public Health, this guide shows an overview of a plate and the recommended portion size of each dish element to create a healthy eating plate.
Next, let’s look at the USDA Pyramid guide of healthy eating. This shows the recommended types of food to eat in order to maintain a healthy daily intake for a 2,000 calorie diet.