Session 6. Dining Out

The Physicians Committee

Session 6. Dining Out

Aim: To help participants to select healthful choices at restaurants.


  • The Power of FoodAttendance sheet
  • Chapter 6: Dining Out from Nutrition Education Curriculum DVD
  • AV equipment to show DVD
  • Extension cord
  • Large writing surface and writing tool
  • Paper/pens for group members

Welcome and Introductions:

  • Pass around attendance sheet.
  • Ask participants (one by one) to discuss their successes and challenges of the past week.


DVD (4:27): “Getting in Gear” from The Power of Food: Session 3

Lecture and Discussion (15 minutes): You may wish to use Appendix 4 on healthy dining out tips and discuss which items would be good choices and why. Which items could be modified to fit the guidelines?

  • Give examples of low-fat vegan choices.
  • Ask server that oil be minimized, and sauces served on the side.
  • Don’t be shy about asking for things that aren’t listed on the menu (e.g., oatmeal, spaghetti)
  • Anticipate what you will face. You can call ahead or check menus online.

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