Eat Well Otero
What Is Eat Well Otero?
We welcome you to Eat Well Otero! We hope you learn about restaurants in Otero County that offer Eat Well Otero "Nutritionist Picks" on their menus that increase your access to healthier options while dining out.
Our primary goal is to assist restaurants in identifying food options to provide their customers with a wider range of healthier options. We start with an analysis of select menu items by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and provide calorie and nutrient breakdowns for selected menu items. Changes and additions to menu options are made with restaurant's approval that focus on highlighting:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Whole grain options
- Reduced portion sizes
- Reducing sugary drinks served with adult and children meal combos
Eat Well Otero Restaurant Partners
Look for Eat Well Otero Nutritionist Picks on restaurant menus in Otero County to find nutrition facts (calories, fat, carbohydrates and protein) on select items.
The Bistro at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
2669 N. Scenic
Casa de Sueños
Highway 54/70 at 35 St. Francis Drive
Granada Center, 700 E. First Street
Mountain View Cafe' at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
2669 N. Scenic
NMSU-A Student Center Cafe' - Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 Guidelines
2400 N. Scenic
Patron’s Hall - Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 Guidelines
1106 N New York Ave
In collaboration with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Eat Well Otero is a partner of the HEAL Initiative. The goal of HEAL is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for all people of the Paso del Norte region.
See Restaurant Partners Page For more information about each individual partner restaurant.
Why Is It Beneficial?
Healthy options are increasingly important to consumers, and a majority of them say the availability of these options factors directly into their choice of a restaurant. The National Restaurant Association reports 70% of adults say the availability of healthy menu options would make them choose one restaurant over another. With national chains already embracing this trend, we want to help smaller, locally owned restaurants make these changes too. Although a many of our restaurants already offer healthful options, they realize those menu items will be even more popular in the future.
Eat Well Otero! is a part of the Otero County Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) and Otero County Health Council. Eat Well Otero! partners with locally-owned restaurants in Otero County to identify and promote healthier food options to our community. In 2017, HEAL received a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to provide tools and support to local restaurants in Otero County interested in promoting healthy food options.