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Live Well Announces Healthy Place Program

Mar 25, 2019

Live Well Announces Healthy Place Program

Live Well Sioux Falls is partnering with local restaurants to help residents and visitors who want to make healthier choices while eating out.

Through the Live Well Sioux Falls Healthy Place Program, restaurants can complete an application and earn points in ten different categories: tobacco-free spaces, staff training, healthy menu options, healthy side dish options, healthy children’s menu options, offering local food, labeling their menu, focusing on the health and well-being of their employees, sustainability, and other features.

By achieving at least 80 percent of the criteria points, restaurants are then recognized as a Live Well Sioux Falls Healthy Place.

“We know that eating out is a part of daily life for many individuals and families,” said Alyssa Gehle, Health Promotion Specialist with Live Well Sioux Falls, a program of the Sioux Falls Health Department. “With all of the restaurant and menu options available in the community, it can be a challenge at times to pick healthy options. We hope this program will help consumers make healthier choices by recognizing restaurants who offer healthy menu options and have a healthy environment.”

The Healthy Place Program currently has four restaurants that have achieved recognition: Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, and Daily Clean Food & Drink. Restaurants achieving a Healthy Place designation receive promotional materials as well as recognition on the Live Well Sioux Falls website.

Restaurants interested in the Healthy Place Program can download application materials here and return them by email to livewell@siouxfalls.org. For more information, call 605-367-8031.