Startseite Länder Hungary Methodology Step 2 : Recommendations

Step 2 : Recommendations

Recommendations to the employees

  • Pay attention to the quality of the food you eat and make sure you eat smaller portions.
  • Eat at least 5 portions of vegetables or fruit every day.
  • Use whole wheat bread and pasta.
  • Have a meat-free day at least once a week!
  • Try opting for lean cuts of meat more frequently.
  • Eat fish at least once a week.
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of liquid a day! 5 of these should be water.
  • Reduce your salt and sugar intake!
  • Cut down on fat consumption and use olive oil more frequently.
  • Choose fresh fruit as a dessert.
  • Don’t rush eating lunch, not even on workdays.

Recommendations to the restaurants

  • Instead of deep fat frying, use healthy kitchen technologies (e.g. sous vide, steaming).
  • Use plant-based oil for cooking and cold-pressed oils or salads (e.g. olive oil).
  • Opt for brown rice, pseudo cereals, steamed vegetables and salads as side dishes.
  • Recommend eating low-fat or fish-based dishes several times a week.
  • Salt dishes in moderation, use herbs for seasoning and avoid using flavour enhancers.
  • Serve whole wheat bread and pasta.
  • Thicken stews and cream soups by pureeing the main ingredients.
  • Make sure to include fresh fruit as a dessert option.
  • Allow choosing dishes in smaller portions.
  • Make sure to recommend meat-free and allergy-free dishes.
  • Place drinking water on the tables.

Criteria to respect in order to be part of the FOOD restaurants’ network:

Following the creation of the FOOD recommendations for restaurants, a network of restaurants respecting a certain number of recommendations was created.
In Hungary, restaurants have to apply 8 out of the 11 recommendations in order to be part of the FOOD restaurants network.
To see the map of the entire network of FOOD restaurants, click here