The National Restaurant Association is launching an online resource from its partner Healthy Dining. “Restaurant Nutrition: News & Insights for the Foodservice Industry” will feature a variety of content on the most pressing nutrition issues affecting the industry today. Topics will include complying with new menu labeling regulations, reducing sodium, calories and fat, improving the healthfulness of kids’ meals, offering a gluten-free menu, and capitalizing on the growing wellness trends.
“Restaurant Nutrition: News & Insights” also features weekly interviews with industry executives and marketing and culinary leaders. The first interview is with NRA’s president and chief executive, Dawn Sweeney, about the association’s Food & Healthy Living Imperative. Sweeney shares her perspectives on menu labeling, the industry’s increasing use of produce, and discusses a realistic and practical role for the industry in contributing to public health.
“Restaurant Nutrition will help provide the news and insights on issues that are at the forefront of our industry today,” says Sweeney. “The NRA is pleased to be a part of the launch of what we know will become a valuable resource for the restaurant industry. It is important for us to share why healthy living is one of the core areas of interest for the National Restaurant Association, and what great progress we are making as an industry.”
â€˜Healthy Dining has helped many restaurant companies from fast food to upscale dining, prosper and strengthen their competitive advantage by offering Healthy Dining choices and accurate nutrition information. This new resource was developed in response to the industry’s interest in meeting the nutrition needs of their customers. It offers a wealth of content to help restaurants succeed in this nutrition-focused era,â€™ says Anita Jones-Mueller, Healthy Dining’s president.
American Express is the founding sponsor of Restaurant Nutrition: News & Insights. â€˜American Express is partnering with Healthy Dining to provide this new resource to the restaurant industry because we know that nutrition is becoming an important component in the operations and marketing of restaurants. This resource will greatly support the industry in this new, growing arena,â€™ says Curtis Wilson, vice president of American Express, restaurant and lodging.
Other Ã¢â‚¬ËœInsights’ features in September will include Cliff Pleau, executive chef of Season’s 52 on Ã¢â‚¬ËœCulinary Secrets: Celebrating Eating Well;’ Julie Weeks, vice president of marketing at El Pollo Loco on Ã¢â‚¬ËœIgniting Consumers’ Passion for Flavor and Health;’ Bob Giamo, president of Silver Diner Restaurants on Ã¢â‚¬ËœEat Well, Do Well: A Rewards Marketing Program That is Good for Kids, Parents and Schools;’ and Alice Bast, president of the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness on Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe ABCs on How Your Restaurant Can Offer a Gluten Free Menu.’
More information about Healthy Dining is available at HealthyDiningFinder.com.