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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,, 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 »

The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program, which was developed in partnership with Healthy Dining to help parents find healthy restaurant options, has more than quadrupled its list of foodservice partners since its launch in 2011. The NRA announced the addition of three partners as well as the launch of a smartphone application designed to help parents locate healthy restaurants while on the go.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief readers say healthy menus and nutrition are top interests for restaurant owners and chefs, and many of their businesses already are participating in a program that helps children and parents find healthy kids’ menu choices. This week, I caught up with the president of Healthy Dining, Anita Jones-Mueller, to talk about the Kids LiveWell program, led by the National Restaurant Association and Healthy Dining.[…] Continue Reading »