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Health and Nutrition

RAMW believes that restaurants play a large role in healthful choices and increased quality of life for residents of and visitors to the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. According to the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot in 2013 Survey” healthy kids meals and nutrition will help lead menu trends in 2013. Several RAMW members are active participants in the NRA’s Kids LiveWell Program.

Recently, new laws have been introduced at the state and national level, including sugary drink bans and menu labeling practices, which reinforce this trend but which RAMW believes creates unnecessary burdens on restaurant operators.

Green Menus: A Webinar for Restaurants and Chefs

April 16, 2024
Restaurants are on the forefront of sustainable food systems, exposing consumers to new foods, ingredients, and meals. But how can we make sustainable-leaning menus more popular while delivering for customers? Hear form the World Resources Institute's Coolfood Initiative and take in pro-tips around nudge theory and design principles to help integrate sustainable, plant-forward cuisine into menus. Tune in to see how you can feature dishes that are friendly to your kitchen, your bottom line, your customers, and your planet. About the Speaker Clara Cho is the Data Analyst for Coolfood at...

Health Tips & More from Kaiser Permanente

March 13, 2023
Care Excellence Mental health days for kids? It’s complicated. What do you think about mental health days for kids? Asha Patton-Smith, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente in Virginia, says it's complicated. Learn why in her recent interview with WJLA. In The Community Working to expand gun violence prevention and education in the DMV Firearms are the leading cause of injury and death among children and young adults. David Grossman, VP of Social Health and Equity, explained on 7 News DC how our Center for Gun Violence Research and Education aims to address...

Prioritize a Healthy Workface, Virtual Care Webinar and More from Kaiser Permanente

February 17, 2023
Care Excellence Prioritize a healthy workforce with access to virtual care Millions of users have now experienced and embraced what telehealth has to offer. Many won’t go back to traditional ways of getting care, including your employees. To meet the evolving preferences of your workforce, you should offer a health plan with connected virtual care options. Learn what to look for in a virtual care partner in this article. Register for the March 15 webinar on virtual care The next edition of the Kaiser Permanente Health Views for Business webinar series, “Virtual Care: Innovations...

How to Avoid Getting Sick, Some Mysteries of Long COVID Unraveled, Ways to Help During a Mental Health Crisis, & More from Kaiser Permanente

November 22, 2022
In The Community Community Impact Through Intentional DEIB Strategies The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on racial injustice and disparities in healthcare access for vulnerable populations, including Black and Brown communities across the country. Cynthia Cifuentes, regional vice president for brand communications and community engagement for Kaiser Permanente, authored a contributed article in I95Business about how organizations can embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by offering learning opportunities to youth, expanding access to education, and supporting local...

National Restaurant Association Airs Guide for Combating Coronavirus

February 3, 2020
Published by: Restaurant Business Magazine (online) The recommendations closely follow the best practices for containing norovirus. The National Restaurant Association has issued recommendations for helping restaurant operators protect customers and employees from coronavirus , the potentially lethal infection that has spread from China to the United States. Photograph: Shutterstock Among the best practices cited in the one-page list of recommendations are sending home any employees who sport flu-like symptoms and providing extra tissues and napkins for customers to use for coughs or sneezes...Read more

Plant-Based Protein Is Here to Stay, Say Restaurant Experts

December 19, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Restaurant experts ranked plant-based proteins as the No. 2 food-and-menu trend over the next decade. Restaurant experts surveyed for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report identify the growth in popularity of plant-based protein food products as the No. 2 most likely food-and-menu trend over the next decade. That’s no surprise: Consumers’ palates have been getting more diverse for a while, and suppliers and operators have been adapting to expand the range of options as a result. What does a...

Restaurant Guests of 2030: Appealing to Gen Z with Healthy Options

December 18, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association A decade from now, most Gen Zers will be in their 20s and 30s. Are you ready to serve them? Restaurant guests of the future will be interested in many things, including everything from a restaurant’s sustainability efforts to convenience and value. But it’s a sure bet that healthful menu options will be at the top of their list. Restaurant experts surveyed for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report identified “more healthy options on menus” as one of the Top 25 trends over the...

The Restaurant of the Future May Use Food to Treat Diseases

December 17, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Restaurants in 2030 may be offering meals that provide specific health benefits, on an increasingly personalized level. Like most other businesses, restaurants are gearing up to serve an older demographic in the future. An estimated one in five Americans (21%, or 73.1 million people) will be age 65 and older in 2030, compared with 13% (40.3 million) in 2010, according to Census projections. As older adults claim a bigger slice of the demographic pie, restaurants are focused on the trends and disruptors that come with an aging population...

One Foodborne Illness Can Cost Your Operation Millions

November 13, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Cost of food safety training is a bargain in comparison. Wonder how much a foodborne illness outbreak could cost your restaurant? The amount you spend could range from thousands to literally millions of dollars, especially when lawsuits and reputational damage are in the mix. Here’s where some of the money goes if an outbreak is traced to your operation: Business lost closing your restaurant to clean and sanitize it. Business lost waiting for the health department to approve reopening. Throwing out all potentially contaminated food...

Top 5 Foodborne Illness Causes Spotlighted at Food Safety Conference

October 24, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Food-safety professionals shared training and tips on how to respond to incidents in a way that protects guests, employees and the business. Food-safety professionals, gathered for the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Executive Study Group conference in Orlando, Fla., shared their best food-safety training tips, effective food safety practices in the millennial era, and how to respond to an incident in a way that protects the guests, employees and the business. At this year's conference, Hal King shared insights on how to reduce...