“We need to change buying habits . . .” (“Fat Intervention,” Jan. 23). Buying habits are not the problem–lifestyles are. Getting kids (and others) to bike and walk to school along with eating better in general would go a long way.
“bikemom” via [HonoluluWeekly.com]
I applaud the efforts of Honolulu Weekly in providing an informative Q&A session with someone who is knowledgeable with Hawaii’s obesity challenges (“Defeating Obesity,” Jan. 23). L&L agrees with Dr. Chong that part of solving the challenge of obesity is by education. L&L has joined this effort by doing its part to share pertinent information on its offerings while providing a variety of healthy dining options for consumers to choose while dining at the various L&L locations across the state.
Since 2006, L&L has featured a number of items highlighted under “Healthier Plates” on the L&L menu. L&L also partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics–Hawaii Chapter to offer a kids meal reflective of their healthy eating standard for children. Additionally, many of L&L’s customers regularly take the opportunity to customize portions of normal plate offerings (such as white rice and macaroni salad), and replace it with healthier choices (such as brown rice and tossed greens). L&L has voluntarily displayed nutritional information of its core menu within the last three years, most prominently on the restaurant menu boards. This was done to aid customers in making health-conscious decisions with their dining at L&L.
Recently, L&L has shifted its priorities to becoming more environmentally friendly and is currently developing a plan for L&L stores to include switching to eco-friendlier containers and packaging. While legislation still continues on the matter, L&L is working closely with packaging vendors to start the transition in integrating eco-friendly initiatives franchise-wide.
Brandon T. Dela Cruz L&L Hawaiian Barbecue