WW partners with Swiss Chalet to highlight healthy menu options

Press Release

WW is pleased to announce a partnership with Swiss Chalet that will highlight the range of healthy eating options offered by the restaurant.

“As partners in wellness, we recognize that the decision to make healthy eating choices extends beyond the home,” says Kevin O’Brien, President and General Manager for WW Canada. “WW inspires healthy habits for real life, which includes dining out with friends and family. By assigning WW SmartPoints values to key menu items, we are demonstrating the livability of WW showing that making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods.”

Assigning SmartPoints to Beloved Swiss Chalet Menu Items

Swiss Chalet’s new menu will have a WW branded page, showcasing the key menu items recommended for those focused on healthy living and weight maintenance. Each item will include the WW SmartPoints value – the WW system that uses nutritional science to assign one easy-to-use number to foods based on calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein.

“We recognize that determining the healthiest choices requires more than simply counting calories,” says executive  corporate chef of Swiss Chalet, Tallis Voakes. “The WW SmartPoints system eliminates the guesswork for customers by assigning a value that looks at food holistically.”

Calories establish the baseline of how many WW SmartPoints the food is worth; saturated fat and sugar increase the SmartPoints value, and protein lowers the value. In December 2017, WW launched WW FreestyleTM, its most livable program yet with members seeing more success than ever before. With WW Freestyle, members have lost 10 per cent more weight than on the previous program. WW Freestyle designated more than 200 foods with a SmartPoints value of 0, including skinless chicken breast. This is great news for people who love Swiss Chalet’s Classic Quarter Chicken Dinner. Depending on your choice of side, this can be a 0 points meal.

About Swiss Chalet

Swiss Chalet is all about real food made fresh daily, by real people. That’s why it’s been a Canadian favourite since the doors first opened way back in 1954. Swiss Chalet is known for its fresh, never frozen, Canadian rotisserie chicken, and fresh-cut daily fries. They’re also famous for their Signature Chalet Dipping Sauce that is simmered to perfection every day. Whether it’s in the dining room, take-out, or delivery, Swiss Chalet is committed to providing high-quality food with home-style Canadian service.

About WW

WW is a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight-management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging digital experience and face-to-face group meetings, members follow our liveable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, and a positive mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and our deep expertise in behavioural science, we aim to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about the WW approach to healthy living, please visit ww.com/ca. For more information about our global business, visit our corporate website at corporate.ww.com.