In New Orleans, food is more than nutrition – it’s an obsession. We write about it and compose songs about it. Five minutes after ordering lunch, we talk about what we’re having for dinner. There are dozens of festivals every year dedicated to eating. We celebrate poboys on Oak Street, oysters in the French Quarter and king cake at Champion Square and much more.
With all this focus on food, it can be quite a challenge for New Orleanians to stay fit. Molly Kimball, a registered dietitian with Ochsner Fitness Center set out to “make heathier easier.”
In 2013, Molly collaborated with some of the most iconic and popular restaurants in the city to create Eat Fit NOLA, a program that encourages chefs to offer more healthful options. The Ochsner Eat Fit seal highlights these better-for-you items right on the menu. Look for the Ochsner Eat Fit seal to find nutritious, delicious meals designed for those who want to eat clean, watch their weight, and control diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. Thanks to this program, eating nutritiously yet deliciously is effortless.
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Want to find an Ochsner Eat Fit restaurant and menu item while you’re on the go?
We have an APP for that – and we don’t mean appetizers.
For easy access to Eat Fit approved restaurants and partners, including location, menu items with nutrition facts, recipes, grocery lists and more, download the free Fit NOLA | Eat Fit NOLA app.
The Fit NOLA | Eat Fit NOLA app is currently available free of charge.
Get Your Eat Fit T-shirts & Tanks Benefitting Ochsner's Eat Fit I Live Fit Fund.
Purchase at Eat Fit events & expos, Ochsner Fitness Center Pro Shop, the Fit NOLA | Eat Fit NOLA app or email to order.