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Sycuan Participates in National Healthy Lunch Day 2018

September 20, 2018

As a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Sycuan participated in National Healthy Lunch Day 2018 on Tuesday, September 18.

Sycuan offered several meal options featuring ADA approved recipes in its Team Dining Room and also had food sampling for guests and an ADA staffed informational table in the front lobby.

“National Healthy Lunch Day, and other Wellness Days throughout the year, are meant to raise awareness about the need to make healthy choices; healthy choices at lunch can lead to healthy choices at other meals as well,” said Sheila Amanat, associate director, project management at American Diabetes Association. “Nationally, over 30 million people have diabetes and 84 million people have prediabetes. By partnering with organizations like Sycuan, they can help us spread these positive messages to the community. By making healthy choices available to their guests and employees, Sycuan not only helped spread the message, but also took action to put those healthy options in front of their community.”

“It’s important for us to promote good nutrition not only on National Healthy Lunch Day, but every day,” said Donald Goff, vice president of food & beverage at Sycuan. “By providing information and resources to our team members and guests, we are able to encourage people to make healthier choices. This was our second year participating in National Healthy Lunch Day with ADA and we look forward to continuing it next year and beyond.”

About National Healthy Lunch Day

Why is National Healthy Lunch Day so important? Most of us are uncertain about what’s best to eat, what’s healthful and what’s not. Often our food choices are full of calories, yet lack the vitamins and minerals that we need for energy and to feel our best. Our wellness goal and in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is to promote good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle, and help everyone make better food choices. You can make a difference in your health!  To start, let’s do lunch—a healthy lunch!

To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit www.diabetes.org.