Out to Eat With Kids Features Kids LiveWell?s Healthy Children?s Meal ListingsOut To Eat With Kids Release
Creates the Only Online Resource for Healthy and Economical Kids? Meals
Charleston-based company Out to Eat With Kids announces today its promotion of the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell initiative. Out to Eat with Kids will now incorporate restaurant listings with healthful children's menu options into their online database of free or reduced-price kids' meals. The partnership will make Out to Eat with Kids the only online resource and mobile application for both healthful and economical kids' meals.
Launched in July 2011 by the National Restaurant Association in conjunction with HealthyDining, the Kids LiveWell program promotes healthy eating by endorsing restaurants that meet nutritional standards for children's meals, including caps on calories, fat, and sugar; and requirements for protein, whole grain, vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy. Parents using Out to Eat with Kids will see the Kids LiveWell logo next to participating restaurants.
President and founder of Out to Eat With Kids, Jennifer Bilbro, says that the time was right for such a partnership. "Parents care about saving money, but for many, making sure their kids are eating well is even more important. Promoting the Kids LiveWell program was a natural choice for Out to Eat with Kids–-we're offering parents the full information set they're looking for when dining out with their families. It's really a natural fit." The National Restaurant Association's own research confirms the timeliness of the partnership, citing "Healthful kids' meals, whole grain items in kids' meals, and children's nutrition as a culinary theme" as three of the top ten restaurant menu trends for the year 2012 and smartphone apps as a top technology trend ("What's Hot in 2012," National Restaurant Association, 12/8/11).
For more information about Out to Eat with Kids, please visit www.outtoeatwithkids.com. More information about the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program can be found at: www.restaurant.org/foodhealthyliving/kidslivewell.
**Out to Eat with Kids
**Founded in 2010 by mom and social media consultant Jennifer Bilbro, Out to Eat with Kids is an online/mobile database for economical and healthy kids' meals. Out to Eat Kids consolidates data on free and reduced-price kids' meals along with listings for healthful and nutritious children's menus. Out to Eat with Kids launched nationally in January 2012 and is headquartered in Charleston, SC. For more information about Out to Eat with Kids, visit www.outtoeatwithkids.com, or connect on Facebook and Twitter.
**National Restaurant Association
**Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 5-8, 2012, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart, including the National ProStart Invitational April 27-29, 2012, in Baltimore, Md.); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit www.restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube