The Copeland Family of Restaurants Partner with Ochsner’s Eat Fit NOLA to Offer Healthy Options

01-May-2014 Copeland’s of New Orleans and Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland’s have teamed up with Eat Fit NOLA, part of Ochsner Health Systems, to highlight better-for-you items on their menus both locally and nationally.

While creating the dishes for the Eat Fit NOLA menu, the Copeland Family of Restaurants were required to produce dishes that met a certain criteria established by both Ochsner and the Eat Fit NOLA team. The requirements are:

Entrée or Entrée Salad:
  • Less than 600 calories
  • Less than 800 mg sodium
  • Less than 10% of calories from animal-based saturated fat
  • 0 grams trans fats
  • No white, refined starches
  • Less than 5 grams (one teaspoon) of added sugar (e.g. honey, agave, sugar, etc)
“We knew that our guests were interested in healthier options on our menus and as a responsible restaurant company in our community that is what we wanted to give them. Now they don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health while dining out,” said Al Copeland Jr. Chairman of the Board and CEO of Al Copeland Investments. “Without compromising the taste New Orleans is used to from the Copeland family, we created new signature dishes that are packed with flavor but not with calories, sodium, sugar or fats. We are very pleased with this partnership and proud to serve these healthy options to all of our guests, including their kids, in all of our 25 locations in six states.”

Each concept will carry its own Eat Fit NOLA menu with many different options that are balanced and nutritious, yet still craveable. Copeland’s of New Orleans will feature dishes such as Fresh Fish & Crab Claws, Salmon Cobb Salad, Tuscan Chicken with whole grain pasta and more. Cheesecake Bistro will feature Seared Salmon & Shiitake, Salmorra Chicken, Asian Shrimp & Vegetables, Bistro Tacos along with other Eat Fit NOLA dishes. Both concepts will also offer a kid’s Eat Fit NOLA entrée, Grilled Chicken or Shrimp Marinara, which has less than 300 calories and less than 400 mg of sodium.

Copeland’s and Cheesecake Bistro will use the Ochsner-approved seal which will identify the qualified Eat Fit NOLA dishes.

For more information visit www.copelandsofneworleans.com, www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com and www.ochsner.org/eatfit/eat_fit_nola/.


Jenny Matherne 
Public Relations & Sales Manager 
(504) 620-3764