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Keeping Menus Clean

With the increasing popularity of food bloggers, wellness gurus, and “foodies,” it is becoming clear that eating healthy isn’t just a lifestyle, but a growing trend among Americans. In a study conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), 1,000 consumers between the ages of 18-80 were surveyed about their diet. 64% of those surveyed […]

nutrition protein

From building Superman-worthy muscles to promoting rapid weight loss, protein has been cast as the superhero-nutrient in the world of health and fitness. Although there is value supporting these claims, protein is a nutrient that requires a deeper understanding to avoid the misleading statements bestowed upon it. Protein is a macronutrient and contributes an average […]

two slices of pepperoni pizza

The restaurant industry has a fair amount of uncertainty, but menu labeling and its requirements may be one of the most ambiguous challenges operators have faced in recent years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released final regulations in 2014 that will be enforced December 1, 2015. Menu labeling triply challenges pizza operators. First, pizzeria […]

Nutritional Database vs. Laboratory Analysis

When it comes to calculating the nutritional information of a restaurant menu, there are really only two heavy-weights in the ring: laboratory testing and database analysis. Both are accepted by the FDA as reasonable methods of evaluation and both deliver all the information that will be required by the new menu labeling bill. However, nutritional […]