Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Healthier food choices at Riley

Family Voices Indiana shares the following communication from Riley:

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is rolling out new healthy food options beginning early next year.
 
A full service grab-and-go café, Red Wagon Café, is scheduled to open at the Simon Family Tower in early January. The Red Wagon Café will feature hot entrees, specialty sandwiches, made-to-order salads and gourmet soups. Customers will also find items such as cheese, fresh baguettes, fruits and other products to take home or prepare a quick meal to share at the hospital. The café will be open 20 hours a day (closed from 2:30 – 6:30 am).
 
A new restaurant will open in the space currently occupied by McDonald’s at Riley at IU Health. The new eatery will offer fresh menu choices including gourmet wraps and paninis, wholesome sandwiches, salads and a full breakfast menu. It will also offer a nutritious and flavorful menu tailored to children. The new restaurant, which will be announced soon, is schedule to open in the spring of 2014. McDonald’s at Riley at IU Health will close on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
 
In addition, a new coffee shop is coming to the academic health center. Stores are scheduled to open at Fairbanks, Riley at IU Health and IU Health Methodist and University hospitals this winter. More information, including hours, will be announced soon.
 
During these transitions, patients, families and team members can also find pre-packaged sandwiches and salads at the Raggedy Man gift shop at Riley at IU Health. The gift shop is open 9 am – 8 pm, Monday – Friday, and noon – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Food and beverage offerings can also be found at the Riley at IU Health main cafeteria (open daily, 6 am – 2 pm) and at the Patio Café at ROC (open Monday – Friday, 11 am – 2 pm).
 
These changes are prompted in part by Indiana University Health’s participation in the Partnership for a Healthier America Hospital Healthy Food Initiative, which represents 155 hospitals nationwide. As part of this partnership, IU Health has committed to making changes over the next three years that will result in healthier food choices in hospital cafeterias and on patient menus.

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