Live Well entrees (or full meals) must have:

  • Less than 751 calories
  • Less than 26 grams of fat
    • With less than 9 of these grams in saturated fat
  • Less than 1050 mg of sodium

Live Well guidelines are based upon the restaurant meal accounting for the largest of the day's meals.  Base on 2,000 calories a day, Live Well's upper limit of 750 calories for one meal represents about 37 percent of total calories for the day.

Fat is recommended to be limited to 20% to 35% of calories.  On 2,000 calories per day, the recommended fat intake is between 44 and 78 grams.  The Live Well fat guideline for one meal is 25 grams or fewer, including saturated fat being limited to 9 grams or less.

Douglas County Live Well restaurants are:

  • Autumn's Café & Grill
  • Guacamole's Mexican Restaurant
  • Porter's Café
  • Ruby Garden
  • True Brew

Live Well restaurants must follow strict science based criteria to identify Live Well items.  They also have a Smoke-Free environment. Enjoy healthy food in a healthy environment.   

Try these tips when going out to eat:

1. Drink water. Save $ and calories.

2. Order side salad to substitute fries with meals.

3. Request food to be steamed or sautéed instead of fried.

4. Choose a meal with fruit or vegetables, lean protein and/or 100% whole grain.

5. Choose a Live Well Meal!

H.E.A.L.:  Healthy eating, Active living

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Douglas County Health Department

Ava, Missouri