Industry News | March 13, 2001

Subway Celebrates Nutrition with Online Guide

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March is National Nutrition Month and Subway announces the arrival of its new and improved online nutrition guide. The guide will serve as a valuable resource for health-conscious consumers as well as nutrition professionals.

This year, according to the American Dietetic Association, the primary theme of National Nutrition Month in the United States is "Food and Fitness: Build a Healthy Lifestyle," which challenges consumers to take responsibility for their food and nutrition. In Canada, the theme is "Make Sense of the Food You Eat," and according to the organization, Dietitians of Canada, its concern is that since there is so much information available, the public may often get confused over what to believe. Both organizations will focus on the basics in order to allow consumers to make their own sensible choices.

Regularly updated by Subway's corporate dietician, Lanette Roulier, R.D., the online nutrition guide at www.subway.com, offers expanded nutritional data that goes well beyond calories and fat grams. "We also provide numbers for cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals for all Subway sandwiches, salads, cookies, bread and veggies regularly sold in the U.S. and Canada," says Roulier. "Information regarding nutritional values for Subway food served in Australia and New Zealand will be updated shortly with additional countries being added in the future."

Aside from nutritional facts and figures, Subway's online nutrition guide provides information about product ingredients, and dietary and weight management tips. A nutrition reference library with links to various health and nutrition organizations, governmental agencies and sites for those with special dietary needs is also provided. In addition, the Subway online nutrition guide features an area where professionals in the nutrition and health fields may sign up for updates and future information regarding Subway's menu.