Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is proud to join with the American Diabetes Association to celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day in conjunction with the TroonFIT wellness initiative on Tuesday, November 15th. The engagement day highlights the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle and encourages and motivates people to commit to eating a healthy lunch today and every day.

“There is tremendous confusion about what to eat, that is, what is healthy and what is not,” said John Bartilomo, vice president of food & beverage, Troon. “Often the food choices people make are full of calories, yet lack nutritional value, which contributes to rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity-related illnesses nationwide. National Healthy Lunch Day will help us inform and empower our members, guests and associates to make healthier food choices. It’s as simple as looking for the TroonFIT items on our restaurant menus.”

Troon-managed restaurants and dining venues offer TroonFIT menu items or heart/healthy menu items. To celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day, guests dining at Troon locations will be encouraged to order TroonFIT items that provide healthy options. TroonFIT menu items meet the following guidelines:

  • Calories – 500 calories or less per menu item (plate)
  • Total Fat – 3 grams or less total fat per 100 grams, 30 percent or less calories from total fat in the menu item, and 26 grams or less total fat per the entire plate
  • Saturated Fat – 1 gram or less saturated fat per 100 grams, less than 10 percent calories from saturated fat in the menu item, and 5 grams or less saturated fat for the entire plate
  • Cholesterol – 20 milligrams or less cholesterol per 100 grams and 105 milligrams or less cholesterol per the entire plate
  • Trans Fat – Less than 0.5 grams trans fat per the entire plate
  • Sodium – 800 milligrams or less sodium per the entire plate
  • Beneficial Nutrient – Minimum 10 percent or more of the Daily Value of one of the following nutrients per the entire plate: vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, or protein


Additionally, Troon is distributing National Healthy lunch educational materials to the 10,000+ Troon associates around the globe to create greater awareness for healthy lunch options and recipes that contribute to the TroonFIT lifestyle of health and wellness.

“Since our founding more than 75 years ago, the American Diabetes Association has championed the importance of healthy lifestyle choices as an important way to manage and prevent diabetes,” said Alicia H. McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD, CPsychol, vice president, lifestyle management, American Diabetes Association. “Through National Healthy Lunch Day, the Association calls on all Americans, including people with diabetes, to commit to making a healthy lunch part of their daily routine, whether it’s bringing a healthy brown bag lunch or choosing wisely while eating out. We are pleased that Troon has joined our efforts.”

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About The American Diabetes Association
is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

About TroonFIT
Troon is committed to integrating and leading fit and healthy lifestyles for members, guests and associates alike. TroonFIT is a platform that raises awareness of the health benefits related to playing (more) golf; promotes non-golf fitness activities like tennis, swimming and running; and also incorporates nutritional offerings at Troon-managed facilities.

Troon’s goal is to incorporate a culture of health and fitness where the idea of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more of an unwritten expectation. We are developing new ways to use our golf facilities for fitness related activities such as allowing walking the grounds when not golfing, or hosting charity fundraisers or special events. TroonFIT builds upon the ever changing social dynamic of embracing fitness and ensures that golf is promoted as a fitness related activity.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 38 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico.

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Media contact:
Rob Myers