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Eating for Health

Ochsner’s Eat Fit NOLA Dine Out fundraising event is a community-wide wellness initiative.
August 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

The annual Fit NOLA Dine Out fundraising event — during which participating Eat Fit restaurants and partners will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Eat Fit | Live Fit fund — takes place this year on Aug. 30. The fund supports a variety of initiatives to encourage balanced, healthful lifestyles. Some of the key projects include collaboration with local restaurants to provide healthy options on menus, as well as community nutrition workshops, cooking demos and more.

This year, DTB’s chef/owner Carl Schaubhut was named Chef Ambassador for the program. As such, he and his team at DTB will promote and participate in the event, which holds a special place in his heart. As a chef, he was working with Molly Kimball, Registered Dietician and Lifestyle Nutritionist, through Ochsner’s Eat Fit NOLA program.

Around the same time, he was diagnosed with cancer and turned to Kimball for help with nutrition. He has spent two days per week during the past three years at Ochsner Medical Center receiving treatment. He says he understands first-hand that the more funds, support and awareness that this type of community-wide wellness initiative can raise means that we can have even more resources available to help us live our strongest, healthiest lives. “I love it when the guest doesn’t even know that it’s good for them, that it’s been modified to be healthful — and they enjoy it as just as fantastic-tasting dish,” Schaubhut says. “Some of our Eat Fit dishes have been among the best-selling dishes on the menu.”

Be sure to check the website for a complete list of Eat Fit NOLA Dine Out participants.