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More than 2,000 suppliers exhibited their products at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. The energy on the show floor was high as more than 60,000 attendees visited the booths, sampling food and beverages and watching vendor demonstrations. Here is a look at the top three trends among exhibitors.
Special formulations steal the show
The NRA debuted a new pavilion this year with Alternative BiteStyle, a portion of the show floor dedicated to special dietary needs, including gluten-free, low-sodium and allergies such as nuts and dairy.[…] Continue Reading »
By Tricia Smith on March 14th, 2013 | 39398Comment on this postFLOTUS%3A+Companies+and+consumers+share+responsibility+for+the+health+of+the+next+generation2013-03-14+12%3A00%3A31Tricia+Smithhttps%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D39398
During the closing keynote speech of Partnership for a Healthier America‘s Building a Healthier Future Summit on Childhood Obesity in Washington, D.C., first lady Michelle Obama spoke about the necessary steps to ensure a healthier future for America’s youth. ”Slowly but surely,” she said, “we are beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America.” The first lady cited heartening statistics: Obesity rates for elementary-school students in Mississippi — the most obese state in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »
It’s mid-January. That means some of us are still sticking to our weight-loss resolutions, others have already starting finding reasons to skip the gym and still others are probably trying to find the loopholes in their new health club memberships over a 3,000-calorie plate of Bistro Shrimp Pasta at The Cheesecake Factory.
That dish topped this year’s Xtreme Eating list, a roster of outrageously fattening restaurant meals from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which annually scours dining-out menus to find the dishes most likely to clog the arteries and pile on the pounds.[…] Continue Reading »
By Tricia Smith on June 28th, 2012 | 26525Comment on this postQ-and-A+with+Anita+Jones-Mueller%2C+president+and+founder+of+Healthy+Dining2012-06-28+12%3A00%3A35Tricia+Smithhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D26525
Anita Jones-Mueller founded Healthy Dining in 1990 with the aim of inspiring chefs to create healthier options for diners and allowing Americans to include restaurant dining as a part of a healthier lifestyle. The initiative’s dining and nutrition guide, HealthyDiningFinder.com, has won two Web Health Awards, including a Merit Award in the website category of this year’s annual Health Information Resource Center Winter/Spring Web Health Awards.[…] Continue Reading »
Restaurants have been moving forward with efforts to make meals healthier and provide guests with the nutritional information they need to make better food choices, despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing delay in issuing final rules on exactly what nutrition information chains with 20 or more locations will need to put on their menus.
“Implementation of this portion of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 is now officially one year overdue, and may be another six months out,” wrote MenuTrinfo’s Betsy Craig in a QSRWeb blog post this week that detailed the delays, which most recently center on the debate over whether convenience stores should be held to the same standards as restaurant chains.[…] Continue Reading »