Deaconess offering Fall Festival healthy food options with Wise Choices program

Deaconess offering Fall Festival healthy food options with Wise Choices program

A healthy diet provides fluid, micronutrients, protein and food energy. Avoid foods high in saturated fat, trans-fats and added sugars. Choose whole grains such as wheat, rye, barley and quinoa instead of refined (white) breads and cereals. Drink fat-free or low-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – Among all the many options on Franklin Street this week during Fall Festival, Deaconess is doing its part to make sure people are aware of healthy options to enjoy.

When you’re at the festival, look for the Wise Choices sign, identifying menu items which are lower in calories, saturated fats, and sodium.

Healthy menu items include snacks, entrees, desserts, and drinks. They say they choose the foods by having a team of dieticians review the recipes for each item at the festival, but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the unhealthier options too.

“It’s just a joke everywhere you go, everybody’s looking at what the dietician’s eating but we’re people too, we’re humans. You’ll find me eating a fried Oreo. You might find me eating, I don’t know what else there is, you’ll find me eating those foods that aren’t wise choices and that’s okay, it’s okay to have those sometimes.”

This year, Wise Choices say they have eleven booths participating in the program, offering a total of 23 Wise Choice items, including five new items this year.


Kerri Waldron

My name is Kerri Waldron and I am an avid healthy lifestyle participant who lives by proper nutrition and keeping active. One of the things I love best is to get to where I am going by walking every chance I get. If you want to feel great with renewed energy, you have to practice good nutrition and stay active.

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