Monday, September 23, 2013

Fauquier Hospital's Bistro on the Hill Begins Healthy Initiatives





In a move that supports its mission to “restore, promote and maintain the health of our community,” Fauquier Health’s Bistro on the Hill has put in place several new nutritional initiatives. The Bistro is located at Fauquier Hospital, a Northern Virginia hospital.

At each dining station in the Bistro (Mongolian grill, homestyle, salad bar, sandwiches and pizza, for instance), there will be an “Oh So Good” (OSG) item, representing a healthier choice. Nutrition and portion control information for this item will be available through smartphones via a QR code. Natalie Ramos, director of Food and Nutrition Services for Fauquier Hospital, said, “Many of our customers want detailed nutrition information, but since all of our choices are prepared fresh from scratch, we don’t have those details available every day. We hope this plan will provide a level of comfort to our patrons about the health benefits of the OSG offerings.”

A new Asian noodle station will offer more healthy choices as well. The chefs at the station will prepare Asian rice noodles served with two types of lean meats and vegetable broth. A condiment section will include jalapeno peppers, bean sprouts, limes, mint, basil, red chilis, scallions, mushrooms, bok choy and snap peas.

Healthy Holiday Meals – To Go
The Bistro also will strive to make the holidays a little less stressful by offering a Thanksgiving Meal To Go. The meal, complete with a 3 ½ pound turkey breast, turkey gravy, homemade cranberry chutney, apple sage dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans almandine, sweet potatoes or macaroni and cheese, 12 homemade dinner rolls and a pie, serves six to eight people and will cost $92 plus tax.

Customers may begin to order holiday pies beginning November 4. Choices include: caramel apple, chocolate pecan, sweet potato and chocolate cream pie.

To order, or for more information about Fauquier Hospital’s Bistro, call Natalie Ramos at 540-316-4402.

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