Fork Friendly is the innovative program created by Registered Dietitian, Linda Kapusniak in conjunction with
the Brazos Valley Women’s Center along with area restaurants and grocery stores. This program is designed
to help you find the better-for-you menu items at your favorite restaurants and provide you with easy to follow tips that can make choosing healthy nutrient-rich foods at the grocery store a cinch.
Our mission as Fork Friendly is to empower the local Brazos Valley community and surrounding areas to make better food choices at home, on the go, and at the store by providing nutritional tools based on clinical science for disease prevention.
We know that it’s not easy to understand the best food choices you should make for your health each day, and that applying important nutrition lessons is even more difficult once you get to the supermarket or restaurant. That’s why we developed the Fork Friendly program, which follows the principles of the Key to Good Health.
Key to Good Health
Too much sodium in the diet has been linked to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Studies show eating this food can reduce cholesterol.
Good Nutrient Ratio:
A healthy ratio of protein and carbohydrate for longer lasting energy.
Good Fiber Source:
Eating more fiber will reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Good Omega Source:
An excellent plant or fish source of OMEGA-3 fats, which are powerful weapons against heart disease and stroke.
Less Saturated Fat:
Eating less saturated fat can reduce your risk of heart disease.
Contains one full serving (16 grams) or more whole grain. Consuming at least 48 grams (3 servings) of whole grains/day can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
A product standout meeting more than two nutritional criteria.
Reducing your sugar intake helps achieve a healthy weight and reduced the risk of developing diabetes.