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Step 2: Recommendations

The Austrian partners chose to adopt the common recommendations created by the eight first countries. They added specific recommendations adapted to local eating habits.

Recommendations to the employees

  • I drink water and other unsweetened non-alcoholic drinks
  • I eat vegetables at least three times a day and fruit twice a day.
  • I eat carbohydrates regularly.
  • I prefer whole grains.
  • I get calcium from milk, cheese and yoghurt.
  • I allow myself at least three meat-free days a week and get my protein from plant sources as well as dairy products and eggs.
  • I regularly eat fish from sustainable fish farms or other sustainable sources.
  • I use herbs for seasoning to save on salt.
  • I prefer vegetable fats.
  • I use less fat by steaming, stewing, grilling or frying.

Recommendations to the restaurants

  • There are no salt shakers at the table.
  • A tap for free tap water and drinking glasses are available.
  • It is possible to choose between large and small portions.
  • The following preparation methods are used: grilling, stewing, braising.
  • If there is a dish of the day / lunch menu, salad and/or vegetables and/or a vegetable soup are offered daily with them.
  • If there are meat dishes, they are accompanied by vegetables and/or a starchy side dish.
  • Pastries are offered in wholemeal varieties.

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

Following the creation of a set of adapted FOOD recommendations for restaurants, a network of restaurants was established.
In Austria, restaurants have to apply 5 out of the 8 recommendations in order to be part of the FOOD network.

To see the map of the entire network of FOOD restaurants, click here