The National Restaurant Association and Healthy Dining have expanded their partnership to promote the restaurant industry's efforts in offering healthier cuisine as featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com. The website helps consumers find dietitian-approved, healthy dining menu options with corresponding nutrient information, served at restaurants spanning quickservice to upscale dining.
“As consumer interest in health and nutrition increases, America's restaurants are responding by offering more healthful options than ever,” said Dawn Sweeney, NRA president and CEO. “HealthyDiningFinder.com is a great tool for restaurants to highlight better-for-you options on their menus and provide the nutrition information their guests want in a convenient online format.”
HealthyDiningFinder.com is promoted to the growing segment of health- and weight-conscious consumers through employers, health organizations, health insurance companies, weight control programs, fitness centers and the media. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provided partial funding for the development of the HealthyDiningFinder.com.
Later this month, Healthy Dining will launch a new component to HealthyDiningFinder.com called “Sodium Savvy.” This section will list restaurants that offer menu items with no more than 600 mg. of sodium. In August, Healthy Dining will launch “Nutrition News & Insights,” a resource for operators looking for information and inspiration regarding nutrition and the restaurant industry. In September, a free Healthy Dining phone app will help diners access the Healthy Dining information in real time.