Nutrition Experts Help Restaurants Comply with Menu-Labeling Legislation and Benefit From the Increasing Demand for Healthier Cuisine

Friday, October 24, 2008 General News J E 4
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23 Expanding legislative efforts requirerestaurant chains in California and other jurisdictions to provide nutritioninformation. HEALTHY DINING provides restaurants with the expertise needed tocomply with the new regulations. In collaboration with the NationalRestaurant Association and with partial funding from Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention, HEALTHY DINING leads the largest restaurant industrynutrition initiative to help consumers easily identify healthier menu optionsat 55,000+ restaurant locations nationwide. Restaurants ranging from fast foodto upscale, participate in the program by offering a selection ofdietitian-approved, HEALTHY DINING menu options. Participating restaurants andtheir approved menu items are featured on HEALTHY DINING's website,

HEALTHY DINING's team of nutrition professionals offers restaurantcompanies a full suite of nutrition services, from accurate nutrition analysis(calories, fat, etc.) to allergen identification to consulting services tohelp restaurants meet HEALTHY DINING's nutrition criteria.

"HEALTHY DINING has been providing nutrition services to the restaurantindustry since 1990. We have worked with hundreds of restaurants and analyzedthousands of menu items for nutrition content. No other company in the U.S.matches our experience, expertise or client base," emphasizes Founder andPresident, Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH. "Another important benefit to ourrestaurant clients is our multi-faceted HEALTHY DINING Program, which helpsthem capitalize on the growing consumer demand for healthier cuisine."

The National Restaurant Association has partnered with HEALTHY DININGsince 2005. "More and more American consumers are embracing a healthylifestyle, and is a great way to showcase the varietyof options available on restaurant menus. The National Restaurant Associationis proud to partner with HEALTHY DINING and encourages every restaurant tojoin the program," says Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the NationalRestaurant Association.

HEALTHY DINING has attracted the support of many other major stakeholders,including health organizations, employers, health insurance companies,physicians, and others.

About HEALTHY DINING: Since 1990, HEALTHY DINING's team of nutrition andmarketing professionals has been dedicated to 1) providing consumers withnutrition information for healthier menu items served at restaurants, and

2) providing restaurants with marketing benefits through the multi-facetedHEALTHY DINING Program. HEALTHY DINING's nutrition experts provide a widerange of nutrition consulting services.

CONTACT: Anita Jones-Mueller (805)



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