National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Initiative More than Doubles in Size

Program Expands to Over 41,000 Restaurant Locations Nationwide Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Celebrating its two-year anniversary this week, the National Restaurant Association’s groundbreaking Kids LiveWell initiative has grown to more than 41,000 restaurant locations nationwide, the Association announced today. The voluntary…

Arby’s® Restaurants, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Children’s Museum of Indianapolis added to program’s ranks Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) groundbreaking Kids LiveWell? initiative is marking its first anniversary this week, as the first-of-its-kind voluntary industry program reaches…

World’s Largest Casual Dining Chain Provides Healthful Menu Options for the Whole Family Kansas City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Applebee’s is expanding its more healthful menu choices to its kids menu so the whole family can dine out and enjoy better-for-you options.…

Is Ronald McDonald the new Joe Camel? It strikes some as ridiculous to compare a “smooth character” who extols smoking with a floppy-shoed clown meant to represent the joy of mini hamburgers. But to many activists on the frontline of…

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association has earned the 2012 ASAE Gold Circle Award for its media relations campaign launching the groundbreaking Kids LiveWell program. The first-of-its-kind voluntary industry initiative provides parents with a growing selection of healthful children’s…

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association is teaming up with USDA to promote “What’s on My Plate?” Day, March 8, 2012, designed to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. The National Restaurant…

A new report from Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity suggests fast food is still unhealthy, adding to concerns about childhood obesity. According to the report, “Chains like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King offer unhealthy sides…