Have you seen this logo at any of your favorite restaurants?
REAL Certified Seal
If so, you were in a good place. The green logo above is the mark of a REAL Certified restaurant and was created to serve as “a beacon to customers seeking healthier food.”
read more here: REAL Certification – A Win-Win for Restaurants and Consumers
By Joan Lang
Photo credit: Flickr CC by bittenword.com “Dijon-Cilantro Tuna Salad on Whole Grain Bread”
Recent research from the NPD Group revealed what many of us already know implicitly: People like to indulge themselves when they eat in a restaurant. In fact, only 24% of U.S. consumers say they eat healthy when they dine out, compared to more than half of foodservice visitors who say they are healthy eaters at home.
read on: What’s Healthy Now
With all the news coverage, government legislation, nutrition watch-dogging and often-conflicting scientific reports, many consumers are confused about what’s healthy—feeling guilty and exhausted by efforts to find a healthy way of life. And many people equate healthy eating with more expense and less flavor. It seems like we’re losing all the fun.
Fortunately, amid the recent rush to add healthier options to menus, some operators have found a way to keep the pleasure principles intact: read more on restaurants with delicious healthy menu options