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By Tricia Smith on June 5th, 2013 | 42228Comment on this postDarden+and+Silver+Diner+show+how+to+put+healthy+choices+on+the+menu2013-06-05+12%3A00%3A25Tricia+Smithhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D42228
The task of improving the nutrition of a restaurant’s offerings overall might seem daunting, but eateries that don’t make an effort are missing out on a major opportunity to attract increasingly more diners who want healthy choices. At a session during the National Restaurant Association Show titled “Nutrition trends: How can your restaurant capitalize?” three panelists spoke about how restaurants of any size can implement health-focused changes that resonate with consumers.[…] Continue Reading »
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 »