Menu labeling

Menu Labeling: More than meets the eye (Food Cost)

Menu labeling can mean some big changes for a foodservice establishment. Aside from needing to reprint menus and menu boards to include calorie counts, they’ll need to make sure they have the infrastructure in place to keep their numbers accurate. A nutritional analysis is only as exact as the recipes used to prepare the food. […]

Menu Labeling: More than meets the eye (Transparency)

Menu labeling makes a difference. Over 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. The nutrition information restaurants and similar retail food establishments will be providing is a great first step in curbing these soaring rates. While the government’s push for this information has been the strongest in getting it on menus, consumers have been looking […]

Menu Labeling Deadline Drama

Last week was full of excitement and worry, as the FDA released a menu labeling deadline update that shook the foodservice industry. Within 4 days, we went from thinking the industry still had 5 months to become compliant with menu labeling, to menu labeling taking effect, and finally having the FDA officially make May 5, […]

Nutrient Spotlight Series: Fiber

Recently, fiber has become a prominent nutrient of concern in the standard American diet due to inadequate fruit, vegetable and whole grain intake. Fiber is found in plants and provides many benefits for the human body. Ironically, our bodies need fiber, however unlike other nutrients, it’s never actually absorbed. The distinctive path of digestion fiber […]

Healthy Options

When it comes to health and nutrition, self-serve buffets and salad bars can be a dangerous place for ravenous diners with endless appetites. Although they offer wide selections and the flexibility to create custom menu options with ease, they can quickly ruin healthy options with just a few extra scoops.   From changing up dishes […]

Nutritional Analysis Menu Labeling

On the surface, doing the nutritional analysis for your restaurant on your own might not seem so complicated. You log on to your favorite calorie counter app on your smartphone and then enter your restaurant’s recipes. However, once the process starts, it’s easy to see why so many restaurants and other foodservice establishments are choosing […]

nutrition spotlight cholesterol

For years, leading professionals in the food industry have deemed cholesterol as a nutrient of concern due to studies linking it to negative health effects. Many editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have urged the population to limit the intake of cholesterol in an effort to reduce the risk of heart disease, congested arteries, […]