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Dining out at restaurants can be a difficult task when trying to maintain a healthy weight since the portions are controlled by the chef. This doesn't always have to be the case! Take the initiative and ask the server which menu items are the healther options. Find out how large the serving size is and ask for a smaller, appetizer-sized serving instead.

Read NYC Health Bulletin #86: Eating Out, Eating Well >
 

Learn How to Measure the Perfect Portion!
Learning how to measure the perfect portion is important when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. Having a visual reference for proper portion sizes is useful for when you don't have the time or equiment necessary for proper portion measuring.

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"
Just Ask Us!" Restaurant Program

The Healthy Weight Initiative is pleased to announce that Greene County is the newest member of the "Just Ask Us" Restaurant program!

This program was initiated to educate restaurant customers about the willingness of restaurants to modify recipes and portions to help customers follow a healthy diet. Many restaurants have always been willing to provide this service to customers, but diners have not been aware of this convenience. "Just Ask Us" will allow customers to realize that they can ask for basic modifications like sauce/dressing on the side, no salt added, half the cheese, etc. Once they realize that this is available, they may choose to eat out more often and patronize restaurants that participate in this program.
 
The Healthy Weight Initiative is providing window decals and server buttons to participating restaurants. If you are a restaurateur who is interested in participating in this free program, please contact:

Melissa Scheriff
Healthy Weight Initiative Coordinator
(518) 392-0657
Scheriff1[at]fairpoint.net
 
To date, the following restaurants are participating in the "Just Ask Us!" program:
 
Amy's Take-Away
1571 Route 214
Lanesville, NY 12450
845-688-9759

B& B Lounge
5207 Rt. 32
Catskill, NY
678-9643

Bell's Cafe
387 Main St.
Catskill, NY
943-4070
 
Beth's Cafe
14548 Main St.
Prattsville, NY
518-299-3478

Betty's Cafe
Route 23B
Leeds, NY 12451

Bistro Brie and Bordeaux
5386 State Route 23
Windham, NY 12496
518-734-4911

Cafe 355
355 Main Street
Catskill, NY
943-7943
 
Chateau Belleview
6589 Route 23A
Tannersville, NY 12485
589-5525

Creekside
160 W. Main Street
Catskill, NY
943-6522

Curran's
6080 Main Street
Tannersville, NY 12485
589-4081

Dawn's Bakery
687 Route 145
Cairo, NY
622-3072
 
Garden Gate
424 Main Street
Catskill, NY
943-1994
 
Jerry's Deli
209 West Bridge St.
Catskill, NY
943-3542

Kaaterskill Health Food
28 Grandview Plaza
Catskill, NY 12414
518-943-1919
 
Last Chance Cheese
&  Antiques Cafe
602 Main Street
Tannersville, NY
589-6424

Maggie's Krooked Cafe
& Juice Bar
6000 Main Street
Tannersville, NY
589-6101
Messina's Italian Restaurant
5658 Route 23
Windham, NY 12496
518-734-4499
 
Michael's Diner
5339 Main St.
Windham, NY
518-734-4831
 
Mill Rock Restaurant
5398 Main Street
Windham, NY
734-9719

Natalie's Nook
296 Main Street
Catskill, NY
943-9642
 
Pegasus Restaurant
10885 Rt. 9W
Coxsackie, NY
518-731-9200

Pie Sano's Pizza & Restaurant
330 West Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414
518-943-9111

Pomodoro's
90 Catskill Commons
Catskill, NY
943-4446

The Quarry Steakhouse
Rt. 81 & 26
Climax, NY
731-8914
 
Red's Restaurant
12005 Rt. 9W
Coxsackie, NY
731-8151

Riverside Cafe
6 South Water St.
Athens, NY 12015
518-945-2107

Selena & Nicks Diner
5701 Route 23A
Tannersville, NY 12485
518-589-0438

Stewart House
2 North Water St.
Athens, NY 12015
518-945-1357

Tatiana's
601 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
518-943-1528

Victorian Rose Restaurant
at Point Lookout Inn
7604 Route 23
East Windham, NY 12439
518-734-3381

Village Market & Deli
Main Street,  Route 23A
Tannersville, NY 12485
518-589-6111
 
 
* We will continue to add to this list, so be sure to check back often. Look for the Just Ask Us Logo to find participating restaurants near you!