Noble’s Grille Joins Heart Center Dining Program

May 5, 2004

Noble’s Grille has joined the Heart Center Dining Program of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The restaurant joins an impressive array of triad restaurants, cafeterias and food stores serving heart-healthy dishes.

Participating businesses in the Heart Center Dining Program clearly identify foods that are low in fat and salt and high in nutrients that promote good health. Donna K. Ziobro, a registered dietitian, is coordinator of the Heart Center Dining Program.

“The restaurants agree to provide recipes to me for analysis to determine if they meet the Heart Center Dining Program guidelines,” said Ziobro. “Our guidelines are based on moderation in fat and salt intake, using the food guide pyramid as a benchmark.”

Ziobro contacts the establishments to be considered for the Heart Center Dining Program and once they are accepted into the program, keeps in touch with the owners and chefs.

Restaurants often have requests from customers to offer foods lower in fat or salt. The Heart Center Dining Program makes it convenient for restaurants to offer heart-healthy meals and easy for consumers on restricted diets seeking high-quality foods.

“The chefs at our restaurants are committed to providing their customers with options for heart-friendly menu items,” she said. “These dishes are clearly marked with a heart-shaped icon and language briefly describing the Heart Center Dining Program.”

Participating restaurants and food stores in the Heart Center Dining Program include:

The Ardmore Cafeteria, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
The Bayberry Restaurant, the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.
California Fresh Buffet, 1370 Peters Creek Parkway.
Convenient Cuisine, 2800 Armstrong Rd.
Green Valley Grill, 624 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro.
K&W Cafeterias located throughout the state.
Lowes Food, 3372 Robinhood Rd.
Lucky 32 Restaurants in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh and Cary.
Midtown Café & Dessertery, 151 S. Stratford Rd.
Old Salem Tavern, 736 S. Main St.
Sampan Chinese Restaurant, 985 Peters Creek Parkway.
The Vineyards Restaurant, 120 Reynolda Village
Wellspring Whole Foods, 41 Miller St.
Ziobro is involved with community health promotion and teaches healthy cooking classes at BestHealth Community Resource Center, Hanes Mall. She holds a master’s degree in public health and is a licensed nutritionist.


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About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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