Health and Human Services

 

Go Healthy Houston initiative, Houston Restaurant Weeks to show residents how to dine out healthy

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 30, 2014

 

The Go Healthy Houston initiative and the annual fundraiser Houston Restaurant Weeks are partnering to promote healthy dinning out.


A variety of nutritious menu options will help Houstonians make healthier food choices while eating out during Houston Restaurant Weeks, scheduled for Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.


A complete list of restaurants offering Go Healthy Houston options for Houston Restaurant Week is available online at www.gohealthyhouston.org. Restaurants include Arturo’s, Brennan’s, Canopy, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Hearsay Gastro Lounge, McCormick and Schmick’s, Ouisie’s Table, Prego, Salé-Sucré, Sorrento Ristorante, The Bird and the Bear and White Oak Kitchen + Drinks.


Go Healthy Houston options are labeled with a GHH icon on the menus and online at www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com. The GHH menu options are not fried, combine to equal at least three servings of fruits and vegetables and either include a fruit-only dessert or do not include any dessert.


Diners can choose items from multi-course, fixed priced menus at $20 for lunch, $25 for brunch, and $35 or $45 for dinner during the event benefiting the Houston Food Bank. A $20 lunch generates a $3 donation from the participating restaurants, a $25 brunch generates $4; a $35 dinner generates $5 and a $45 dinner generates a $7.


Go Healthy Houston works to improve the health of all Houstonians by increasing access to healthy foods, physical activity, and smoke-free places. Mayor Annise Parker started the initiative in 2012. It is led by a coalition of public and private partners. For more information, visit www.gohealthyhouston.org.


Contact:
Kathy  Barton
Office: 832.393.5045
Kathy.Barton@houstontx.gov
Porfirio Villarreal
Mobile: 832.393.5041
Porfirio.Villarreal@houstontx.gov