Healthy Meeting Guide

  • Who is it for?

    Anyone who is responsible for choosing food served at meetings and events.

  • How do you get it?

    This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

  • How is it used?

    Provides guidelines for serving healthy options ay any food-related event.

Eat Smart North Carolina: Guidelines for Healthy Foods and Beverages at Meetings, Gatherings and Events is a colorful, planning tool that provides practical guidelines for anyone who is in charge of the food served at events to choose lower fat, lower-calorie foods and drinks. Whether planning a church supper, business meeting, statewide conference, sorority function, neighborhood health fair or any other gathering, making simple changes to the foods and drinks offered at group and community events gives attendees the energy boost they may need without worries about too many calories or unhealthy fat.

The Eat Smart Healthy Meeting Guide provides healthy food and beverage suggestions for various event meals and snacks, as well as practical tips for stocking vending machines and the calories and fat in popular food and beverage items. Additionally, the guide provides sample menus and suggestions for how to replace typical offerings with healthier options. Finally, the guide also provides a sample Eat Smart North Carolina Healthy Foods Policy that can be adapted and implemented by any organization, agency or community group where foods and beverages are served.

Eat Smart Healthy Meeting Guide (lo-rez)
Standard version for desktop printing and screen reading.
Eat Smart Healthy Meeting Guide (reduced ink)
Standard version for reduced ink printing.
Eat Smart Healthy Meeting Guide(hi-rez)
High resolution version for professional printing ̵ 1.6mb)

By all of us using of the Eat Smart Healthy Meeting Guide, we can model our commitment to good health by making meetings and events across North Carolina reflective of our vision of increased opportunities for healthy eating in all aspects of an individual’s life.


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