Try One of Our NEW Healthy Kids' Menu Items
*Note that these meals are served with 4 oz. of 1% milk and were developed following strict USDA guidelines for a nutritionally balanced kid's meal
Kids LiveWell Grilled Chicken Salad
Delicious crunchy veggies and warm grilled chicken on our garden fresh salad! Served with homemade salsa.
Kids LiveWell BBQ Chicken
House BBQ basted chicken tenders grilled to order, served with half a baked potato and freshly steamed broccoli.
Kids LiveWell Grilled Salmon
Fresh & delicious Atlantic salmon lightly seasoned and grilled; served with half a baked potato and steamed broccoli.
Healthy Eating Tips
Enjoy your food, but eat less.
Avoid oversize portions.
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
Make at least half your grains whole grains.
Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
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HealthyDiningFinder.com Blog Mention
LOVING YOUR YOUNG HEARTS
2/13/2013 12:12:28PM By HealthyDiningFinder
From the moment we hear the first heartbeat to the day they come home crying because someone hurt their feelings, we, as moms are the protectors of our children’s hearts. And just as important, we must nourish their hearts with high quality nutrient-rich foods that fuel their bodies to grow and learn and thrive. February is National Heart Month and a great time to hear some perspectives from Moms about how they love and care for their young hearts:
Nicole Barreira, Corporate Chef for Great New Hampshire Restaurants
I think it is so important to teach my kids about a heart healthy diet because to me it is part of the fundamental knowledge we all need in order to be as successful as possible in life. Much like we teach our kids the importance of brushing their teeth and how to make wise choices so they can be safe; our kids need to know how to take care of their bodies and make wise choices for their health (in an age appropriate way of course!)
For holidays and special occasions, instead of cookie decorating or bringing a plate of cookies to friends or parties, I like to make a Chocolate Covered Fruit tray. I use fruits like strawberries, blueberries and apples and then dip a small part of the fruit in chocolate, so each treat has far fewer calories and less sugar than most holiday treats. I use a nice dark chocolate and milk chocolate blend. Sometimes I roll the chocolate covered fruits (while still tacky) in crushed candy, coconut, crushed pretzels, holiday themed sprinkles, or toffee bits. Although still a sweet treat; these gems are certainly much healthier because the fruit provides great nutrients and fiber.
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KIDS LIVEWELL TRIPLES NUMBERS OF PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
2/09/2012 By Rebecca Pollack Scherr
SmartBrief readers say healthy menus and nutrition are top interests for restaurant owners and chefs, and many of their businesses already are participating in a program that helps children and parents find healthy kids’ menu choices. This week, I caught up with the president of Healthy Dining, Anita Jones-Mueller, to talk about the Kids LiveWell program, led by the National Restaurant Association and Healthy Dining.
Congratulations on expanding the Kids LiveWell program to many new restaurants since we last talked. How many restaurants are participating across the U.S.?
Together with the National Restaurant Association, we are thrilled to announce that we have more than tripled the number of restaurant companies participating in Kids LiveWell. The program now encompasses almost 70 restaurant brands and has grown to more than 20,000 locations across the U.S. It is very rewarding to work with these restaurants and hear their excitement for offering menu choices that nourish kids and help them to grow and thrive and be at their best. With every new restaurant joining the Kids LiveWell program, the industry is making a stronger impact for the health and well-being of our nation’s children and future generations.
Which restaurants or brands are really capitalizing on being part of the program?
Restaurants are able to capitalize through the Kids LiveWell program in many ways. First, parents can find the restaurants and their qualifying kids’ items on HealthyDiningFinder.com, and m.HealthyDiningFinder.com when mobile, making it easy for families to enjoy healthier options when eating out in their neighborhoods and when traveling. Second, the restaurants are promoted through collaborations such as CafeMom.com, other child and health-related sites and through the media. Third, most of the brands are adding this information on their websites, and a growing number of restaurants are printing the Kids LiveWell logo on their menus to make it easy for kids and parents to identify the qualifying choices. Some other interesting examples include:
• Chili’s Grill and Bar features a QR code on their kids’ menus that connects to a landing page showcasing Chili’s Kids LiveWell menu items and nutrition information.
• New Hampshire’s T-Bones and Cactus Jack’s promotes their qualifying kids’ choices on their menu and website. They also offer fun quizzes, tips and recipes for kids. “Chef Nicole,” a mom herself, has a passion for serving up healthier cuisine to her young guests.
• Silver Diner , in Rockville, Md., has a great selection of qualifying Kids LiveWell choices created by chef Ype Von Hengst, who is also very passionate about creating great-tasting, healthier cuisine for kids. Silver Diner has developed an “Eat Well, Do Well” program, which is promoted through local schools and contributes to the schools’ health and fitness initiatives.
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