Berkeley’s Eat Well program is one of the many reasons that I’m proud to have started my restaurant, Amanda’s, in Berkeley. It is an innovative community health program unique to Berkeley, but something that I hope will set an example to cities nation-wide. I’m particularly excited about the program because I have spent years researching healthy eating options in the restaurant industry and my own restaurant is founded upon building a healthy community by offering delicious and affordable, yet wholesome meals which you can read about here.
Eat Well is sponsored by the City of Berkeley and Kaiser Permanente. It is designed to support and promote restaurants that provide healthy food choices. Customers can use the program to identify restaurants that meet the overall criteria including offering a fruit or vegetable side dish and a lean meat option, healthy options for kids, and no trans fats at all. Eat Well also helps you identify specific menu items that meet the calorie and balanced meal guidelines of the program. Some of the Berkeley restaurants who are currently in the Eat Well program include:
* Amanda’s Feel Good Fresh Food restaurant at 2122 Shattuck Avenue (at Center Street)
* Bobby G’s Pizzeria at 2072 University Avenue
* The Bread Workshop at 1398 University Avenue
* Spud’s Pizzeria at 3290 Adeline Street
* And more DBA businesses have registrations in progress.