Restaurant Chains Support School Wellness Rewards Initiative

Healthy Dining has announced the rollout of a research-based initiative, the "Healthy Dining School Wellness Rewards Program," will raise money, through Healthy Dining's restaurant partners, to help schools fund playground and physical education equipment, garden programs, nutrition education and other wellness initiatives, according to For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This is one more way that the foodservice industry is working to help educate children about health and nutrition.

The vending industry, through its national trade association, has sponsored similar initiatives in recent years. The National Automatic Merchandising Association’s Fit Pick program is an ongoing initiative that helps educate students about healthy choices.

The foodservice industry overall has been very proactive in addressing childhood obesity, and must continue to do so. In order to continue these efforts, individual companies must support their industry associations. 06-05-12 By Elliot Maras