The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its 4th birthday this month. The program has grown from 19 restaurant brands representing 15,000 locations to more than 155 brands and 42,000 locations with dietitian-approved menu options.
The free Kids LiveWell app for iPhone and Android helps find participating restaurants while on-the-go and shows Kids LiveWell-approved menu options from participating restaurants, giving parents and kids the opportunity to choose what they’d like to eat from a list of nutritious options. Restaurants that participate commit to offering healthful meals with a focus on fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy. They also limit unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium. You can also use the Healthy Dining website to find restaurants without the app.
You can join a virtual twitter birthday party to celebrate the program Tuesday, July 28 from 1-3 pm ET. They will host from the @KidsLiveWell twitter handle with the hashtag #4yrsOfKidsLiveWell.
I love the Kids LiveWell program. It's nice to see so many restaurants making a change for healthier - yet still tasty - options for kids!