For the past several weeks, Crouse Hospital Executive Chef Todd Corcoran and the entire Nutritional Services team have been planning a special menu for today with one central theme: health. The fryers have been turned off for the day as the hospital participates in the American Heart Association’s 4th annual National Healthy Eating Day.
“We’ve participated in the Meatless Monday movement since its inception, and for the last year have worked with our Simply Well employee wellness team to make our selections more on the healthy side,” said Alec Neider, director of Nutritional Services at the hospital. “Today is designed to really heighten awareness about healthy eating and the strides we’ve made to provide meals that are delicious and nutritious.”
The hospital’s food service operation is run by Sodexo, an international company that was among the first in the business world to embrace and support the Meatless Monday non-profit public health campaign. “We’ve been on board with offering meatless selections — not just on Monday, but every day — since the campaign’s inception due to Sodexo’s leadership and ninvolvement, said Chef Todd.
Today’s menu in the Clock Tower Cafe includes Carved Adobo Turkey with Cuban Black Beans and Brown Rice. Other healthy eating selections include Navy Bean Soup, Grilled Ginger Salmon, Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Banana Mango Ketchup and Black Bean Salsa on Multi Grain Roll, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower, Spinach Wild Rice Pilaf, Baked Sweet Potato Wedges, Baked Whole Wheat Penne with Vegetables and Herbs and assorted Whole Wheat Pizzas.
Clock Tower Cafe Menu with complete with nutritional information about menu selections.
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