MAKING THE HEALTHY CHOICE THE EASY CHOICE AT PHILLIP ISLAND’S RSL

Category:
Monday 04 March 2019
MEDIA RELEASE




Phillip Island RSL’s Lone Pine Bistro has recently released its summer menu incorporating the healthy choice traffic light system developed by the Healthy Eating Advisory Services (HEAS). The HEAS is delivered by experienced nutritionists and dieticians at Nutrition Australia’s Victoria Division.

 

This innovative concept gives diners the option to check the kilojoules for each menu item which is then colour coded according to its ingredients. Green light indicates “best choice”; Amber indicates “choose carefully and consume in moderation” and Red indicates “limit consumption and only in small amounts”.

 

Head chef Neil Douglas said “More often than not, diners are looking for healthier options on menus. Earlier this year, we trialled the traffic light system with our seniors and kids and had an overwhelming response to continue it across all our menu items.”

 

“The response so far has been amazing! The majority of patrons now ask to have their selected sauce on the side with steaks; no dressing on salads and dropping chips in favour for more salad!” continued Neil.

 

The ‘Making the healthy choice the easy choice’ project is a Victorian Government funded health promotion initiative and local partnership between Bass Coast Health, South Gippsland Hospital, Gippsland Southern Health Service, Bass Coast Shire and South Gippsland Shire.



Pictured above: The Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice project team – Sarah Green, Helen Page, Neil Douglas, Vicki Bradley and Rachel Sands.