Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Denver cultural attractions promote healthy food and drink options

Beginning this fall, members of the Denver Healthy Cultural Attraction Coalition (Coalition) will unveil unified messaging and signage that highlights healthy food and drink choices at four of Denver’s top cultural attractions. Convened by Denver Public Health, the Coalition’s founding members include the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, Denver Zoo, History Colorado Center and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This is the first time these venues have worked together to promote health throughout public venues in Denver.

While each venue offers unique food and drink to their guests, members agreed they could collectively promote health by making it easy for all visitors to identify the healthiest food and drink options on their menus. When launched, these “GO Foods” will be highlighted with a green apple icon at all four sites. To qualify as a GO Food, the menu item must have healthy ingredients and be low in sugar, saturated fat and salt.

Combined, founding member venues serve more than five million visitors annually, including children. Making healthy menu options easy to identify is just one way these iconic Denver destinations can help promote wellness to their visitors. 

To get a sneak peak of the Coalition’s new GO Food labels, visit DenverPublicHealth.org.

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