Day: November 3, 2021

National Restaurant Association Launches Kids LiveWell 2.0

The program showcases dietitian-approved, better-for-you menu options for children at participating restaurants

Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Restaurant Association today unveiled a major modernization of its Kids LiveWellSM initiative that makes it easier for caregivers and children to choose ‘better-for-you’ meals when dining out. The program, originally launched in 2011, is a successful industry solution to providing a wider range of menu options for families. This update brings the Kids LiveWell participation requirements in line with today’s nutrition science.

National Restaurant Association Logo. (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)
National Restaurant Association Logo. (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

“For nearly a decade, chefs have identified ‘kids nutrition’ in the top 20 food trends annually, underscoring the importance of our youngest patrons and the choices their parents are seeking from restaurants,” said Marvin Irby, Interim President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “As the industry continues to learn

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The best TikTok food creators

It was only a matter of time until TikTok, the short-form video social media giant that launched to a global audience in 2018, would become another platform where food content would thrive.

YouTube proved in the early aughts that intimate, home-produced video content centered on food — from culture to preparation to history — had a market. Instagram followed suit with video clips and recipes in the comments; then came TikTok with its shorter, faster clips — oftentimes rougher or more zoomed-in to ensure you could see what was happening on your phone screen.

Recipes on TikTok mean being close up as the creator talks. Sometimes they take you through the steps, sometimes they tell you the historical, cultural or familial context of a dish, and other times they talk about something else entirely. Of course, high-speed intimacy,

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