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You want and expect great tasting food when you dine out, and a restaurant should be able to offer you and your family great tasting and healthier food choices, prepared using safe food handling, all in a 100% smoke-free environment.
Through its "Award of Excellence" program, Eat Smart! Ontario’s Healthy Restaurant Program offers recognition to Ontario restaurants that meet exceptional standards in nutrition, food safety and smoke-free dining by qualifying the restaurant on a set of three (3) criteria:

  1. Healthy Food Choices - the Facility must provide a variety of healthier food
    choices, on the menu and by request, including whole grains, vegetables and fruit, lower fat options and substitutions;
  2. Food Safety - the Facility must have an excellent track record in food safety based on the requirements of Ontario’s Food Premises Regulation and at least one fulltime kitchen employee certified in safe food handling; and
  3. 100% smoke free dining - the Facility must be in compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (2005) and not sell tobacco products or accessories.

There are currently 788 Eat Smart! restaurants in the province of Ontario