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Jun 14, 2017

Eat Well. Travel Further. and Feel Good on the Move with HMSHost Wellness Effort

Wellness shots, lifestyle diet bento boxes, probiotic drinks and new snacks debut this summer

BETHESDA, MD — As millions hit the air and roads this summer for business and leisure travel, global restaurateur HMSHost is helping keep travelers and their families feeling good on the move with the launch of Eat Well. Travel Further. The new health-conscious platform features wellness pop-ups to help travelers make good choices when it comes to eating on the move.

As part of this effort, HMSHost is rolling out new culinary offerings for travelers such as uplifting wellness shots, probiotic beverages, and healthy lifestyle bento boxes like the Paleo Snack Box and the Protein Lunch Box. HMSHost leveraged evolving popular health food trends across the country to support the needs of health-conscious guests and to bring travelers expanded choices they might not expect to find when traveling.

“HMSHost leads the way in culinary innovation for travelers because we understand how people are rethinking food,” said HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson. “Eat Well. Travel Further. emphasizes our commitment to bring on-trend dining experiences to travelers that include original choices and variety.”

The new items are part of a pilot program being introduced in travel venues for the first time. HMSHost developed Eat Well. Travel Further. offerings with input from a certified nutritionist to ensure the best wellness options for travelers to help maintain a healthy lifestyle on-the-go. The protein-packed wellness offerings are not only delicious, but are convenient ready-to-go options perfect for the plane or car trip.

The unique offerings can be found at Eat Well. Travel Further. wellness pop-ups this summer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and the Grover Cleveland Service Plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike.

HMSHost is spotlighting the new offerings at pop-up events early this summer at these airports and the service plaza. The events include tastings of the wellness shots and snacks, giveaways and handouts with tips on staying healthy while traveling.

New offerings include: organic beverages packed with live probiotics and active cultures; cold pressured, organic wellness shots that help balance and detoxify; and wholesome snacks including handcrafted kale chips, roasted chickpeas, and organic dried fruit.

HMSHost also created all-natural, preservative-free bento boxes themed with current lifestyle diets, such as Paleo. Each less than 500 calories, the snack and lunch boxes feature lean proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables.

In addition to Eat Well. Travel Further., travelers will see “Fresh Today” signs at HMSHost-operated grab-and-go locations. These signs ensure maximum freshness of our food items. High quality, surplus food items that are not sold within 24-hours are donated to a local charity to be enjoyed by those in need. Last year alone, HMSHost’s award-winning food donation program provided more than 1.35 million pounds of food to local charities. The program supports the three pillars of the company’s industry recognized startsomewhere® sustainability initiative, which focuses on the environment, nutrition and wellness, and community partnerships.

Information provided as part of Eat Well. Travel Further. is only intended to be general summary information for the public and is not meant to be construed as medical and/or health advice, claims or instruction. Consumers are encouraged to check with their doctors before beginning any new diet and/or exercise program.

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.