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IDEA Article Oct 09
About FitMenu
Our Criteria
How Good Can Healthy Taste?

 

 Criteria

The basic criteria for inclusion in FitMenu are:

Less than 35% of the calories must be from total fat. (1)

 Less than 10% of the calories must be from saturated fat.

It must have zero trans fat (less than 0.5 grams)

(1)An exception may possibly be made where the fat comes from nuts or fish.

In addition, we look for these 3 things in a FitMenu Item:

*At least 1 cup of fruit or vegetables

* 1 oz equivalent of whole grains

* lean protein

A Meal must have 2 of the 3 above things and less than 1,000 calories.

An Entrée must have 2 of the 3 above things and less than 750 calories.

A Side item must have 1 of the 3 above things and less than 250 calories.

 

The icons below can be used to search for special criteria. We make no claims as to their relevance:

 
Entree Appetizer or Side Item Dessert
Fat < 21 g < 15 g < 15 g
Sugar < 10 g < 8 g < 10 g
Sodium < 700 mg < 400 mg < 300 mg
Fiber > 10 g > 7 g > 5 g
Vegetarian
Protein > 40 g > 20 g > 12 g

 

 

 
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