We know that some of the foods you eat are full of ingredients you don’t want. Some food companies add unwanted ingredients like sodium into processed and restaurant foods before your meal even reaches your dinner table. Some restaurants and processed food companies add unwanted ingredients, and you can do something about it!
It's tough to control how much salt ends up on your plate, even when you avoid the salt shaker. And, we know that even healthy food can have more sodium than you think.
You Can Do Something
Here’s the good news: you can take back control of the food you eat! Restaurant and food company leadership needs to hear from their customers. This helps CEOs of restaurants and food companies keep healthier options a priority for their companies. Customers like you can let company leadership know what you care about.
The letters you have sent for this campaign makes a difference, because we see progress happening. Some food companies are reformulating to make healthier options. We have seen sodium reduction prioritized by food companies and restaurants like Mars, Nestle, Unilever, General Mills, Frito-Lay, and Subway.
Tell food companies and restaurants what you want. Send a message to the CEO's of:
- Chili's Grill and Bar
Momentum is building: food companies and restaurants are beginning to focus on what you want.
These companies are already beginning to make strides toward healthier ingredients. Hearing from you helps them keep up their work on improving ingredients to reduce sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. Let’s build momentum and tell these companies to continue focusing on what you want. Here are some examples of ways these companies have started to improve their offerings:
- Wendy’s agreed to remove the sugary drinks option from the children’s menu in 2015.
- Chili’s Bar and Grill is working on a “Lighter Choice” menu that offers meals under 590 calories.
- Starbucks is a part of the National Salt Reduction Initiative, and reduced sodium in breakfast sandwiches by 20% by 2014.
- Kellogg’s had reduced sodium in breakfast cereals by 33% in 2015.
Let’s remind these companies that healthier food should remain a priority!
What healthy changes have you seen in restaurants and processed foods?