Blue Lemon Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

20% off if you wear a blue shirt and mention autism when you order April 2, 2017 at Farmington and Sandy Locations

We’ve all heard of autism but we might not understand it fully. World autism day is a day to increase the understanding of autism and the acceptance of spectrum disorder. This is the ninth year that World Autism Awareness Day is being recognized.

Autism spectrum disorder is a “range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences,” according to autismspeaks.org.

Autism research is always progressing. In fact, there is much researchers still don’t understand about it. Just this year, researchers identified 18 additional gene variations that appear to increase the risk of autism. To date 61 genetic variations have been identified that affect autism risk. Most of these genes affect the biological pathways in the brain, how brain cells develop and communicate with each other.

There isn’t just one autism

Many don’t realize that autism has subtypes, which is why it is called a spectrum disorder. Increasingly, researchers aren’t calling it autism, but  “autisms.” Researchers have a goal to better identify these subtypes so treatment can be personalized.

The CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys, and 1 in 189 girls have autism. About a third of people with autism are nonverbal. A third have an intellectual disability. Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism, like gastrointestinal disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, ADHD, anxiety and phobias.

Blue Lemon seeks to increase awareness

Blue Lemon will be recognizing Autism Awareness Day by giving customers in all our stores 20% off their meal if they wear blue and mention autism when they order.

We believe autism spectrum disorder needs more research and understanding, as it impacts such a large number of people and families. Show your support for the movement and join us April 2!

Check out autismspeaks.org to learn more about promising research. And look for the “light it up blue” hashtag (#LIUB).

Learn more: https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day

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Share Your Heart: Adoption Forum

On Tuesday, November 15, Utah Foster Care will be putting on an adoption forum in Murray. The forum will be about adopting from foster care. Blue Lemon will be sponsoring the event with light refreshments. This is an important cause for us, and we’re glad to be able to do something to help make the event better.

This is an opportunity for individuals/families to come learn more about the need for more foster families, raise funds, and awareness for the huge need. There will be a 90 minute presentation, in partnership with The Adoption Exchange.

Event Details:
When: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at 6 pm
Where: Utah Foster Care in Murray (5296 South Commerce Drive, #400)

RSVP here: utahfostercare.org or email RSVP@UTAHFOSTERCARE.ORG

November is National Adoption Month

Last year alone, 723 children were adopted from foster care in Utah. When considering adoption from foster care, there are two options: foster to adopt or adopting a ‘waiting’ child.

This forum is a place to learn about both options and gain insight from Utah Foster Care staff, a foster & adoptive parent, and an  Adoption Exchange representative.

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Blue Lemon Gives Out 2000 Coupons at the 2016 Utah Heart & Stroke Walk

Blue Lemon AMABlue Lemon was a vendor at the 2016 Utah Heart & Stroke Walk, Saturday, Sep 17th at Sugar House Park. We gave out 2000 coupons, 250 signature sugar cookies, and 7 gift cards. About 6000 people were there, and we were happy to support this great movement!

The goal of the event was to raise funds to save lives against heart disease and stroke. Learn more at heartwalkutah.org.

 

Heart to Heart Dining

We partnered with the American Heart Association to raise funds for their important cause. We gave 15% of our proceeds from all five locations to them.

“I was astounded by their teams immediate willingness to help our cause,” said Kasi Lund, an AHA director.

We did this because we want our customers to eat well, but also to eat with a purpose. We believe food should nourish your body, not hurt it. We also believe your dining should help the community, not hurt it.

The AHA only partners with restaurants that can offer heart health foods, which isn’t always easy, they say.

“Blue Lemon provided us with the opportunity to have not only a healthy option, but a delicious one as well,” Kasi said.

We were honored to be able to be part of the healthy heart movement, and we hope it means something to our customers as well. Changing the way we eat can change the world!

Blue Lemon will continue to seek out relationships with important organizations like the AHA, to find ways to make an impact with the help of our diners. If you have any suggestions, let us know!

What On Our Menu Is Especially Heart Healthy?

The American Heart Association recommends eating good foods from all the foods groups. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, skinless poultry, fish, legumes and nuts. Good news: Blue Lemon’s menu is full of this kind of food.

Try:

  • Mango mint chicken salad
  • Roasted beet salad
  • Pear and gorgonzola spinach salad
  • Iron-seared salmon
  • Black bean ravioli
  • Artichoke and tomato chicken
  • Mango shrimp tacos

World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Wear BLUE to any Blue Lemon location today in support of Autism Awareness and receive $2 off. #lightitupblue #autismawareness

Event Centers Versus Homes

What do you pick when it comes to weddings, special family events or corporate celebrations?

Special occasions deserve special locations, which is why it’s hard to decide where you want everyone to gather for your event. The home is cozy and comfortable, and an appealing option. Why would you choose an event space over your own home?

1. There is so much cleaning involved when you host at home.

Even if you hire a cleaning service beforehand, you’ll probably still find yourself tidying up before the event. And then after the event your home will probably be a disaster. It’s hard to be a happy host or hostess when you’re worried about your home.

2. Equipment rentals can be pricey and a headache.

Depending on the event, you’ll still probably need to rent things or buy things to make the occasion what you want it to be. And you have to worry about pick-up and returning.

3. Parking rarely accommodates everyone.

Nothing makes a guest grumpy like having to park a mile away to attend the gathering.

These concerns are what make the Blue Room in Highland a good option. It’s in a beautiful setting, and it’s fully equipped to provide the best party or gathering for you with the least hassle.

The right event space can make all the difference, which is why we take pride in our location of the Blue Room and in the quality we put into making it the perfect place.

Because of our location, your guests don’t have to worry about driving through a busy city trying to find parking. We are set in a secluded area without the disruptions of traffic noise.

Our Blue Room features state of the art media equipment, exquisite design, great views, and beautiful décor. We have anything and everything to make your next event memorable. And don’t worry about the food. The Blue Lemon restaurant just below will cater your event!

Reserve the Blue Room today! Call Heidi Dahl Events director 801-472-7041