The National Restaurant Association and Healthy Dining launched the public Kids LiveWell website and app to help parents and children select healthy meals when dining out. Participating restaurants commit to offering healthful meal items for children, with a particular focus on increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy, and limiting unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium.
Restaurants participating in the Kids LiveWell program commit to the following:
Offer at least one full children’s meal (an entrée, side and beverage) that is 600 calories or less; contains two or more servings of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and/or low-fat dairy; and limits sodium, fats and sugar.
Offer at least one other individual item that has 200 calories or less, with limits on fats, sugars and sodium, and contains a serving of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein or low-fat dairy.
Display or make available upon request the nutrition profile of the healthful menu options.
Promote/identify the healthful menu options.
Restaurants receive third-party verification and promotional materials for qualified meals and individual menu items, while parents get accurate information to help them make informed decisions about their child’s meal.