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La Madeleine Adds Smart Choices to Menu

La Madeleine Country French Cafés are adding new options to its popular, everyday Smart Choices menu. These delicious new alternatives are only available for a limited time, now through March 20.With the holiday revelry over, many of us are watching our dietary intake.

Daily Grill Reveals Their New Simply 600 Menu

New Year, new resolutions: Eat healthier and get a full meal with Daily Grill’s new Simply 600 Menu.Made up of meals that are 600 calories or less, Simply 600 caters to everyone’s appetite including lower calorie salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, seafood, chicken, meat, and pasta dishes.

Applebee’s Highlights Dishes Under 550 Calories

Nine in 10 Americans who have ever made food-related New Year's resolutions have broken them, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar.

Blue Plate is Chicago’s First Certified Green Caterer

Blue Plate, one of Chicago's most successful and trusted catering and food solutions companies (, has been 2 Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association, and has now become Chicago's first and only green certified caterer.

Restaurants Respond to New Year’s Resolutions

As the New Year approaches, many Americans will make resolutions, often involving diets and healthy eating. Technomic has found that an increasing number of restaurants are able to meet these consumers' needs by creating dishes that are low in fat, calories, and sugar, and by proudly describing these healthful properties.

HealthyDiningFinder Launches Mobile App

With the busy holiday season upon us, Healthy Dining and can help Americans maintain their healthy lifestyle regimen, even during the season of tempting treats and endless holiday entertaining.

EPA Approves Hydrocarbon Alternatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in household and small commercial refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.

USDA Risk Management Tool Aims for GAP

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced today a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.

USDA's MyPlate Contrasts Real Plates

The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company.

NutrItaly Healthy Eating Event To Occur in LA

To address concerns about nutrition and healthy eating, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces NutrItaly (Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles - December 14, 2011) an event on healthy nutrition strategies.

Children’s Nutrition to Take Off in 2012

The National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot in 2012” survey of nearly 1,800 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation – reveals that children’s nutrition and local sourcing will be the hottest trends on restaurant menus this coming year.

The Obesity Buster

Watchdog groups, media and academia have long blamed restaurants for making America fat. The critics get even louder when the topic turns to our nation’s children.In an effort to address that criticism and tackle the problem head on, the National Restaurant Association, in collaboration with Healthy Dining, launched the Kids LiveWell initiative in July of this year.

Industry Transforms as Consumers Respond to Obesity

America's health problems have been well publicized. Consumer awareness of issues, such as obesity and diabetes, has increased considerably in recent years.For the foodservice industry, according to the just-released Packaged Facts report "Health on the Restaurant Menu: Foodservice Trends in the U.

Cintas, Rubbermaid Clean Up Together

In its continual pursuit to provide customers with world-class products and services, Cintas Corporation, the leader in specialized professional services, and Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), the leader in innovative, solutions-based cleaning products, jointly announced a strategic alliance to offer custom cleaning and hygiene solutions to Cintas customers.

Peter Truitt Receives Bounty of Oregon Award

On Nov. 18, 2011, Peter Truitt, one of the co-founders of Truitt Brothers, Inc., will receive the 2011 Bounty of Oregon Award at the fifth annual banquet at downtown Portland’s University Club.