Although the final details of menu labeling have not been officially released, there are now two versions of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 circulating through Congress that would amend the menu-labeling guidelines. The first version, HR 2017, of the act was introduced to the House on April 23, 2015 and the more […]
When the FDA announced plans for updated nutrition facts panels in March of 2014, a number of alterations were proposed. Updated serving sizes, changes to font size and layout, and altering mandatory vitamin and mineral placement are just a few examples of the changes. However, no proposed edit has caused quite as much controversy […]
Campus Resident Advisers play an extremely important role in shaping the college experience for students. From being a role model to incoming students to organizing fun activities for dorm residents, RA’s are involved in many facets of student life. Among the many responsibilities, one of the core duties that Resident Advisers are tasked with is […]
Nutrition labeling at grocery stores hardly sounds newsworthy with out the full scoop. Packaged foods have been sporting nutrition information since the FDA began requiring food producers to include nutritional information on all packaged foods. In fact, grocery stores now contain so much information on foods that many consumers are calling “uncle” on the whole […]
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This morning as I was catching up on some of my favorite food blogs and I found myself sucked in by a banner ad at the top of the page. The ad, from cereal (and more!) maker General Mills was touting a new program in effect with their breakfast cereals. The program is a promise […]
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Low calorie fare, menu nutrition information, and great taste make for big success for Papa Murphy’s The “Take and bake” pizza business has been very, very good to pizza chain Papa Murphys. Founded in 1981, Papa Murphy’s has grown to be the 5th largest pizza chain the United States (behind Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s, […]
Such an awesome opportunity to meet Ed Rensi, former president and CEO of McDonald’s USA. He and partner Tom have started the next thing in fast casual called Tom & Eddies. Lessons were learned by me while being schooled by Ed during the panel discussion on menu labeling for restaurants. To say that Ed is […]
It’s no big surprise that the initial reaction to requirements to post full nutritional information may be one of fear. Fear that customers may change purchasing habits when full disclosure is in place and that business will be affected. Well, it’s true. Studies show that up to 80% of consumers do alter their order when […]
Why should you offer menu nutritional information? Your customers demand it. While the obesity epidemic remains a staple topic on the nightly news, the push to educate and inform consumers to make smart choices is on. Whether it is the success of the show The Biggest Loser, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, programs such as […]