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NRA, Healthy Dining Resource Offers Guidance on Pressing Nutrition Issues

The National Restaurant Association has launched an online resource from its partner Healthy Dining, "Restaurant Nutrition: News & Insights for the Foodservice Industry." This new resource 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 is located on the Operators' section of and at

"Restaurant Nutrition: News & Insights" also features weekly interviews with industry executives and marketing and culinary leaders. The first interview is with National Restaurant Association President and CEO, 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."

"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," says Anita Jones-Mueller, Healthy Dining's President.

American Express is the founding sponsor of Restaurant Nutrition: News & Insights. Other 'Insights' features in September will include Cliff Pleau, Executive Chef of Season's 52 on 'Culinary Secrets: Celebrating Eating Well;' Julie Weeks, VP of Marketing at El Pollo Loco on 'Igniting Consumers' Passion for Flavor and Health;' Bob Giamo, President of Silver Diner Restaurants on 'Eat 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 'The ABCs on How Your Restaurant Can Offer a Gluten Free Menu.'

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