Hospital seal of approval given to Chick-fil-A nuggets

September 18, 2012 by  

The Florida Hospital last week awarded its first ‘Healthy 100 Kids Seal of Approval’ to a new item on the menu at Chick-fil-A restaurants – its grilled chicken nuggets.

The Orlando Magic is partnering with the Hospital and Chick-fil-A in its efforts to create healthier menu items. According to a spokeswoman for the Florida Hospital, Samantha O’Lenick, the Hospital has had a strong relationship with the team for many years and had asked them to suggest someone with whom they could work to help spread the message of wellness.

Orlando Magic spokeswoman, Linda Landman Gonzalez, added that the team became interested in the Healthy 100 Kids program because they wanted children to be educated regarding healthy food choices and where they could go to find them. Professional sports players are role models for children and children are likely to listen to what they have to say.
Chick-fil-A is probably using poster printing and flyer printing to make parents and the Orlando community aware of the award so that other food outlets which offer healthier options for kids can receive the same type of recognition.

The Healthy Kids 100 program, which the Florida Hospital started two years ago to help kids fight childhood obesity and other health issues, requires that food items meet the guidelines set by the American Dietary Association. Chick-fil-A’s grilled nuggets meal, which contains four nuggets, has 50 fewer calories, 5 fewer grams of fat, and no carbohydrates, as opposed to the 6 grams in the regular chicken nuggets, which are breaded and fried.