The following statistics are alarming, we want to make a difference!
- According to the American Diabetes Association 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 84 million are pre diabetic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gives similar statistics and says many of those who are pre diabetic do not know it!
- An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That is nearly half of all adults in the United States a leading cause of heart disease and strokes.
- According to the study from the American Heart Association, 121.5 million Americans, or about 48.5 percent, dealt with heart or blood vessel disease as of 2016, the rise in Americans with heart disease is much higher than the 92.1 million reported in 2014!
What do these statistics say about our current workforce? Savory Concepts has always offered its customers healthier menu choices and now we have decided to greatly enhance our program. As your Food Service provider, we feel that it is our responsibility to provide the people we serve with individual menu choices promoting their physical welfare with foods that help in preventing disease and sickness!
In the first quarter of 2020, we have launched a unique program called Wholesome Alternative, using whole, unimpaired foods. It offers specially designed items by our own On-Site Culinary Staff that is prepackaged and sold from a refrigerated state.
The Wholesome Alternative program is offering menu choices including low sodium meats, grass fed beef, whole grains, whole grain breads, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts. A large emphasis is put on menu choices without refined carbohydrates, which are a major cause of heart disease and diabetes which Americans are eating more of than ever!
We, at Savory Concepts, suspect that the American Public needs to be further enlightened on choosing wiser food options. Our goal will be to assist in that process!
Our research and commitment will be ongoing. We will provide well-documented sources of the nutrition information, whether it be a medical or a nutritional source to our clients we serve!