Restaurants Showcase Healthful Menu Options to California Dietitians

HEALTHY DINING Showcases New Features on at 2012 California Dietetic Association Conference.   Pictured L to R: HEALTHY DINING staff members Diana Wiggins, R.D., Nicole Quartuccio Ring, R.D., and Erica Bohm, VP

HEALTHY DINING Tasting Extravaganza Featured at the California Dietetic Association Conference.

HEALTHY DINING, the California-based restaurant nutrition marketing and consulting company best known for its premier restaurant search engine, showcased a variety of HEALTHY DINING-approved choices on the menus of some of California’s most popular restaurants at the annual California Dietetic Association (CDA) Conference. Hundreds of dietitians attending the conference were treated to a Tasting Extravaganza at the opening night reception held at the Ontario Convention Center.

With taste and well-being in mind, HEALTHY DINING restaurant partners – Elephant Bar, Old Spaghetti Factory, Pita Pit, RedBrick Pizza, Saladworks, Souplantation and Paleta – catered to the health-conscious palates of California’s registered dietitians. The Tasting Extravaganza highlighted the many delicious and nutritious menu items that HEALTHY DINING’s expert team of registered dietitians analyzed and consulted on as part of the comprehensive menu analysis and nutrition services of the HEALTHY DINING Program.

“So many registered dietitians have been using in educating and counseling their patients and clients on healthy lifestyles. And, this year, HEALTHY DINING was pleased to share at CDA some new features on the site, including the Sodium Savvy program highlighting the expanding list of lower-sodium, heart-healthy options; the Kids LiveWell platform, in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association, that provides a growing selection of healthier kids’ meal choices that parents can feel good about ordering and kids will enjoy; and the mobile site that provides the added convenience to find healthier options and HEALTHY DINING restaurants on-the-go,” said Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, Founder and President of HEALTHY DINING. “In addition to these innovative features, we continue to add fresh, new materials, tools and resources on the site to help RDs in their ongoing efforts to help Californians eat healthier.”

Jones-Mueller hoped the Tasting Extravaganza experience helped underscore to the dietitians how much restaurants have expanded their healthier menu offerings, and that the foodservice industry has made great strides as it continues to respond to the growing consumer demand for these more healthful options. “Last night’s event was a great success and we are so grateful to our participating restaurant partners for their continued commitment to promoting healthier lifestyles through healthier fare.”

The participating restaurants and their HEALTHY DINING-approved menu choices are featured on HEALTHY DINING helps restaurants nationwide – fast food to fine dining – to provide health-conscious Americans a one-stop resource featuring comprehensive nutrition information, recipes, healthy eating tips and other tools.

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About HEALTHY DININGSince 1990, HEALTHY DINING’s culinary nutrition experts have been guiding and inspiring chefs and restaurateurs to create and serve a selection of HEALTHY DINING menu options. A leader in restaurant nutrition, the company works with hundreds of restaurants and has analyzed thousands of menu items for nutrient content. In collaboration with the National Restaurant Association, HEALTHY DINING leads the largest-ever restaurant industry nutrition initiative. Through, the only resource of its kind, Americans can find dietitian-approved, HEALTHY DINING menu options and view corresponding nutrient information (calories, fat, etc.) for restaurants that span fast food to fine dining, coast to coast. The site is promoted to the growing segment of health- and weight-conscious consumers through employers, health organizations, health insurance companies, weight control programs, fitness centers, the media, and much more. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided partial funding for the development of the initiative.

Katharine Kim
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