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  • Menu Labeling Made Easy

    Menu Labeling Made Easy

    Menu labeling for your restaurant or small food business doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out the infographic to explain everything you need to submit a recipe to for nutrition analysis! Menu labeling is a disclosure of calories and other nutrients to customers. It is Food & Drug Administration (FDA) required for restaurants, convenience stores,  […]

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  • 91% of Kids Meals Are Deemed Unhealthy

    Kids Meals Deemed Unhealthy

    In a recent study, 91% of all kids meals at major restaurants were deemed unhealthy! That means that they did not meet the guidelines set forth by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program. This program put a focus on increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy, and limiting […]

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  • Health Care Costs for Restaurants May Not Be So Bad

    As most restaurant owners know by now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires most businesses to provide employees with health care options. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, one major restaurant chain is estimating that this added cost won’t be so much! Initially, Wendy’s had estimated an additional […]

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  • Should Your Pizza Get a Makeover?

    Pizza Menu Labling

    Many restaurants take advantage of pizza for it’s versatility.You can top it with just about any sauce and throw some cheese and toppings and viola! you have a “pizza”. Not only that, most of it is bread, so the cost is usually low. Consumers are looking for just that! According to Prepared Foods, customers are looking […]

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  • Keeping Your Fats Healthy

    Oils for Restaurants

    Looking into what types of oils your restaurant is using can help keep your trans fat and saturated fats down. Consumers are starting to see more menu labeling in their favorite restaurants. The first thing your customers will be looking at is the calories, next… fat. These two go hand-in-hand. High fat content will equal […]

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  • Menu Labeling for Small- to Mid- Sized Restaurants

    Menu Labeling Calories for Restaurants

    Menu Labeling for Small- to Mid- Sized Restaurants Restaurants with fewer than 20 locations can still provide nutrition information for their customers. These small restaurants may actually see more of the benefits of menu labeling than the major chains. They have the option of participating in the FDA’s Voluntary Menu Labeling Program or providing nutrition […]

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  • Overcoming Negative Perceptions of Menu Labeling

    Negative Perceptions of Menu Labeling By now you should be savvy on menu labeling, how to implement, and menu labeling benefits. But what about all those nay-sayers who talk about big issues like cost and those hard-to-define menu items? Check out some of the ways your restaurant can overcome these negative perceptions! High Cost The […]

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  • Benefits of Menu Labeling

    Menu Labeling for Turkey Burger

    The menu labeling laws were put into place with a goal to reduce obesity rates. That’s all good and wonderful that the FDA is making an effort to fight the obesity epidemic. But what does that mean to restaurants? Just more costs? Contrary to what you may be thinking, there are other major benefits. Consumer […]

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  • 3 Ways to Implement Menu Labeling

    Now that you’ve learn What Is Menu Labeling, the next step is determining the best method for your restaurant to implement menu labeling! In order to accurately display nutrition information, nutrition analysis must be completed on each menu item. The results from the nutrition analysis can then be formatted to be displayed as menu labeling. […]

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  • What Is Menu Labeling?

    Menu Labeling Calories for Restaurants

    There is a lot of confusion about menu labeling and compliance. This is the first of a series of blog posts to help clear up the confusion! Here you’ll learn about menu labeling, requirements, and exclusions. Other topics to come include how to implement menu labeling, benefits of menu labeling, how to overcome negative perspectives, […]

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