Consumers are craving healthier fare, whether it is dining on entrées that incorporate one or more Super Foods, such as kale or quinoa, eating locally grown and seasonal produce, or wanting dishes that are cooked with fresh ingredients.
With healthful kids meals and children's nutrition remaining a top culinary trend for the new year, according to a recent report from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Applebee's restaurants have announced a completely redesigned kids menu with 10 meals that meet the NRA's Kids LiveWell nutrition criteria and more than 650 combinations of entrees, sides, and beverages.
With the ringing in of the new year, TGI Fridays announced new better for you menu items and beverages. The two new entrée additions, Sizzling Chicken & Spinach and Sizzling Sirloin & Spinach, each under 500 calories, are big on flavor using fresh, hand-cut premium ingredients.
“I have worms in my stomach,” Kevin Fonzo, owner and executive chef of farm-to-table K Restaurant & Wine Bar in Orlando, Florida, recalls a fifth grader telling him before chef Emeril Lagasse came to visit the student’s school in September.
Just in time for the holiday shopping and traveling season, Healthy Dining has launched a new mobile site that makes finding Healthy Dining options easier and more convenient than ever. Featuring more than 4,000 menu items served at more than 60,000 participating restaurants across the nation, HealthyDiningFinder.
When it comes to the rate of work-related injuries and illnesses, along with days missed from work, Smithfield Foods, Inc. beat the national averages for all industries, not just the meat industry and animal production segment, according to the U.
In response to the growing natural and clean label trends, Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract.Naturally water-extracted at low temperatures and mildly filtered, the organic agave nectar is blended with high-intensity steviol glycosides that boosts its sweetness, resulting in a full, pure flavor profile that is four-times sweeter than sugar.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the release of its “On The Menu: Restaurant Nutrition Initiatives” report, offering insight into nutrition trends and initiatives throughout the restaurant industry, including children’s nutrition, menu labeling, and food safety training.
The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced that its “REAL Certified” nutrition and sustainability certification program has been selected by the State of Tennessee to be part of an initiative focused on innovative education and prevention of diabetes and obesity.
Committed to winning America’s fight against diabetes, obesity and other diet-related diseases, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced that it has almost doubled the number of REAL Certified restaurants in and around Washington, DC, including the first certified food truck and catering company.
Sometimes it feels as if all I do is eat and exercise. It isn’t exactly the case, but as a restaurant critic responsible for a weekly review and multiple weekly blog posts about my city’s dining scene, I have to eat out a lot.
Four years after the release of Participant Media’s Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning documentary Food, Inc. Participant has established the Food, Inc. Awards to honor those who best embody the film’s message by helping to promote healthier, locally grown, sustainable choices.
Now hungry restaurant-goers looking for their home-style favorites at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store can find them plus a whole lot more. The new Wholesome Fixin’s menu category features 11 low calorie, better-for-you choices, with fresh ingredients and full-bodied flavor.
Despite efforts to get U.S. consumers to eat healthier at restaurants, only 24 percent of U.S. consumers say they eat healthy when they dine out while over half of foodservice visitors say they are healthy eaters at home, according to The NPD Group, a global information company.