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Chains Ramp Up the Healthy Options

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.

Applebee's Unveils New Kids Menu with More Healthy Meals

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.

TGI Fridays Offers Lighter Choices

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.

Chef Transforms Orlando School Cafeteria

“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.

Healthy Dining Launches New Mobile Site

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.

Smithfield Beats National Averages for Injuries

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.

Steviva Launches Organic Plant-Based Syrup

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.

National Restaurant Association Releases Industry Nutrition Report

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.

Tennessee to Use REAL Program

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.

Innovative Foodservice Certification Set for National Expansion

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.

Healthy Choices

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.

Participant Media Launches Food, Inc. Awards

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.

Cracker Barrel Introduces New Wholesome Fixin’s

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.

Consumers Indulge When Dining Out

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.