Consumers sometimes say one thing, but do another when it comes to healthful choices. This conflict affects their food choices and translates into complex flavor trends which can be difficult to unravel.
'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.
Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.
Although it is not the restaurant industry's job to fix the problems associated with childhood obesity, the industry can take steps to ensure children of all socio-economic backgrounds have access to healthy meals.
Have a disclaimer on your menu boards, pamphlets and website that promotes the steps taken to ensure accurate nutritionals.
In China, sales from digital channels are between 70 and 80 percent; and 25 to 30 percent come from mobile.
As Celiac Awareness Month approaches, one industry expert predicts the diet's growth will continue for the next few years.
Restaurants should work with chefs and suppliers to ensure healthier meals, and even include kids in focus groups.
The company's goal is to become the 'preferred restaurant of choice' by offering nutritional improvements.
See More »
In episode #030 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome Shannon Payette Seip, co-founder of Bean Sprouts, an innovative new concept based in Seattle, Washington that's a perfecting the kid-friendly segment. As a parent, I can tell you first hand...
A new study by Mintel reveals that 27 percent of American diners prefer to order healthy meals with familiar ingredients.
New research by Reportlinker.com reveals that 90% of adults surveyed consume cheese and prefer natural over processed cheese, according to a press release.
Patxi's Pizza announced its Patxi's Pizza Learning Center at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif. The Learning Center comes equipped with microscopes and cell culture for students of all ages and centers on issues of healthy...
Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar has launched a new kids' program today, which includes a new healthier menu and an interactive mobile app. "The core of our business model is the ability to offer both a sports bar and family-friendly...
Healthy Dining has announced its newest restaurant partner – Naked Pizza. With nine locations in the U.S., Naked Pizza features menu options that meet nutritional criteria set by Healthy Dining's registered dietitians.
"Our mission at Naked Pizza is to make one of the most popular fast foods – pizza – more healthful and nutritious.
The Idaho Pizza Company has joined Healthy Dining as a restaurant partner. According to a news release, with 15 locations in Idaho, Idaho Pizza features menu options that meet nutrition criteria created by Healthy Dining's registered dietitians. "There will be...
Oldways and its Whole Grains Council have announced its conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston.
The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its three-year anniversary this month. The voluntary program has grown from 19 to 150 participating restaurant brands in that time, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide.
New research from The NPD Group finds that U.S. consumers are less concerned about their sodium intake than they were a few years ago.
The National Restaurant Association announced that the California Milk Advisory Board has become the first commodity board sponsor of the association’s Kids LiveWell program. “The new partnership between Kids LiveWell and the California Milk Advisory Board offers valuable and exciting...
The proposed ban on large soda drinks in New York City, first introduced in 2012, has officially been overruled. New York State’s Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban Thursday, saying the city's health department "exceeded its scope of...
The Food and Drug Administration last week announced it was preparing voluntary guidelines for the food industry to lower sodium levels. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told the Associated Press that sodium is “of huge concern” and that the current level...
Morton Salt Inc. announced today the launch of a new food lab dedicated to exploring reduced sodium solutions.
The United States Healthful Food Council announced California’s first restaurants to achieve REAL Certification. They include: Nopa, The Plant Café Organic, Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar, Radius, Tambo, 'wichcraft, Cool Beans, Hot Italian and Mixt Greens. According to a news release, the...
See More »
Two Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches and Pizza locations in Arizona have partnered with Healthy Dining to make it easier for guests to find healthier dining choices. According to a news release, Flancer’s features both Healthy Dining dietitian-recommended menu options and Kids...