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Healthy food and beverages

  • expand to learn moreTranscript: Making it easier to choose healthy

  • We're making it easier to choose healthy

    As part of our mission to help people live their healthiest, we no longer offer deep-fried foods or beverages that are pre-sweetened with sugar and other caloric sweeteners. We are proud to offer healthy foods and beverages that support the health of our patients, visitors and employees.

    Allina Health offers these beverages: 

    • water (filtered tap, unsweetened, 100% fruit or vegetable-infused, seltzer, or naturally flavored)
    • 100% fruit juice (optimal 4 oz. service size)
    • 100% vegetable juice (optimal sodium less than 140 mg per serving)
    • milk (low-fat including 1% and 2% and nonfat, unflavored)
    • unsweetened non-dairy milk alternatives (unsweetened)
    • unsweetened teas and coffees

    In addition to those options, a limited supply of whole or flavored milk and sweetened non-dairy milk alternatives is available. A limited supply of "diet" or beverages sweetened with sugar substitutes is also available.

    Consuming too much sugar has been shown to increase the risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugar in many people's diets, so drinking fewer of them can have a positive effect on their health.

    Deep-fried foods offer little nutritional value and are usually high in fat, particularly the types that are bad for health. That's why our menus feature deliciously healthy options instead. 

    Sugary drinks infographic