AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - OMango, an authentic Indian cuisine restaurant, will participate in F.I.T. City for Healthy Chicago Eating, a collaborative community initiative promoting nutritional dining that launches this month. OMango qualified to join the program by meeting a set of menu requirements and demonstrating a commitment to offering healthy menu options. The F.I.T. City program partners with restaurants, chefs, culinary schools and supporters to promote Fresh, Innovative, and Tasty (FIT) eating for the people of Chicagoland.
F.I.T. City is an initiative of Building a Healthier Chicago that is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Region V), the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and the Chicago Medical Society. Through the F.I.T. City program, Building a Healthier Chicago aims to help Chicago become the Healthiest City in the nation by adding restaurants like OMango to its growing list of nutritious dining options.
"We share a common mission with F.I.T. City in our commitment to health and wellness by offering healthy food choices, and we're very excited to join the initiative," said Anne Fitzgibbons, General Manager and Chef at OMango. "At OMango, we provide our customers with a dining experience that features natural, nutritious food choices and culturally diverse flavors. By providing a healthy alternative for eating out, we feel we're helping to grow a health-minded community."
Select restaurants are invited to apply to join the F.I.T. City Initiative and are accepted based on a set of healthy-eating criteria. The menu requirements include:
- Minimum of two items, other than salad, whose main ingredients are fresh fruits and vegetables and minimum of two items whose main ingredients include whole-grain selections
- No menu items with artificial trans fat
- Only plant-based cooking oils are used for frying entrées and side dishes
- A non-deep fried fruit or vegetable is offered as an alternative to french fries or chips
OMango has no fryer and well over 40 items with fresh vegetables and antibiotic-free chicken.
The F.I.T. City initiative launches its program on November 19th. For more information, visit the F.I.T. City at http://tinyurl.com/healtherchicago.
OMango is a new restaurant concept that offers authentic Indian cuisine. Inspired by the experiences of owners Sandeep Bhargava, Karen Powell, David Vick & Ravi Kumar, OMango shares the energy and vitality of India with dishes from various regions and original creations designed by Chef Anne Fitzgibbons in collaboration with distinguished Chef Raj Gandhi. OMango presents delicious and nutritious food in a casual, contemporary setting that inspires connectivity and community. OMango is located at 1056 N. Route 59 in Aurora, Illinois, adjacent to the Metra-Route 59 train station. For more information, call (630) 449-5100 or visit www.eatomango.com.