Eat Smart Restaurant Week is coming. During the weeks of September 7 – 21, participating restaurants will be offering 2 to 3 delicious and healthy menu entrees that make the best of fresh ingredients in appropriate portion sizes. Health Department nutritionists will work with restaurant chefs to perfect the entrees of their own choosing and ensure they meet healthy guidelines for fat, calories and sodium. To date, over 40 local food establishments have signed up to participate.
With the increasing concern for weight management and health, the ultimate purpose of the two-week event is for residents to enjoy a wonderful dining experience, and at the same time, have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating.
A complete listing of participating restaurants will be available on the Putnam County website by late August.
In attendance for the logo reveal were from left: President of the Putnam County EDC Meghan Taylor; Director of Tourism Libby Pataki; chef Rich Parente, owner of Clock Tower Grill; Commissioner of Health Allen Beals, M.D.; County Executive MaryEllen Odell; nutritionist Kristine Boyle, Health Department, and sanitarian Shawn Rogan, Health Department.
Supervising public health educator Barbara Ilardi welcomes group.
Rich Parente, left, owner/chef of Clock Tower Grill and Dr. Beals, Putnam County Commissioner of Health
Clock Tower Grill chef and owner Rich Parente