MetroWest Moves and Building a Healthy Northborough cohosted the first “MetroWest Healthy Dining Week” November 1st—10th, 2013. The following seventeen restaurants in Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, and Northborough participated:
Framingham – Eagles All American Grille, O’Connell’s Pub
Hudson- Checkerboards, Feng Sushi, Harvest Cafe, Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant, The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., Smyles Frozen Yogurt
Marlborough – Clockwork Pizza, Main Street Cafe, Stevie’s Eatery
Northborough – The Bistro@119, Dunkin Donuts, Lalajava, Qdoba Mexican Grill, The Texas BBQ Company, Wegmans
Each of these restaurants has worked with a dietitian to create or modify healthier menu items which meet Massachusetts Department of Public Health criteria for fat, calorie, and sodium content. Customers who ordered an approved meal during the event had the opportunity to win a gift card to a participating restaurant. Participating restaurants were featured in advertisements in the Framingham TAB, Hudson Sun, Marlborough Enterprise, MetroWest Daily News, PATCH, and Shrewsbury, Northboro, and Westboro Telegram Towns. Print and online advertising as well as flyers for the event were distributed throughout the four communities and are estimated to have reached more than 110,200 people.
All of the restaurants that provided feedback after the event said that they would participate again! Continue to check this website for more information about the next MetroWest Healthy Dining Week and be sure to visit one of our Healthy Dining approved restaurants (provide link to list of approved restaurants) If you are a restaurant interested in participating in the healthy dining initiative, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.385.3757.
Building a Healthy Northborough and MetroWest Moves will be co-hosting “MetroWest Healthy Dining Week” November 1st – 10th, 2013. The purpose of MetroWest Healthy Dining Week is to promote healthy dining approved restaurants and encourage patrons to visit these restaurants and order approved healthier meals during MetroWest Healthy Dining Week.
*Only meals that have been approved by the dietitian will be promoted as part of MetroWest Healthy Dining Week*
To participate, restaurants/food establishments must be located within Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, or Northborough and be an approved MetroWest Moves or Building a Healthy Northborough healthy restaurant/food establishment.
***Click here to view a list of participating restaurants.
Gift card raffle/photo submission:
Any customer who orders a healthy dining approved meal during MetroWest Healthy Dining Week will have the option to take a photo of themselves with their approved meal and submit it to be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to a participating restaurant. Healthy dining approved meals will be clearly displayed in each participating restaurant.
***Click here to submit a photo.