NRA Show 2015 Features Health and Menu Labeling

NRA Show 2015 Features Health and Menu Labeling
The annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show is May 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, and there is no doubt that it will be as educational, inspiring and BIG as ever in 2015.  The NRA Show is the event of the year for those of us in the restaurant industry – a central place to connect, share and learn more about the big trends in the industry that are on the front burner.  It’s no surprise that this year’s sessions and special events shine the spotlight on healthy menus and menu labeling.  With sessions delving deeper into changing guest expectations and how to meet those expectations to panels and one-on-one guidance on how your restaurant can comply with the FDA’s menu labeling regulations, attendees are sure to walk away with concrete tips and tools to successfully navigate the year ahead.

We invite you to connect with us while you’re at the NRA Show to learn more about menu labeling and its impact on your restaurant and your staff.  Our nutrition experts look forward to hearing more about how your restaurant is preparing for the December 1, 2015 deadline as well as share what we’ve learned from the FDA on expectations, regulations and strategies to comply and thrive in this nutrition-focused era.  We look forward to seeing you at the following NRA Show sessions and events focused on menu labeling in the restaurant industry:

Menu Labeling: The Time is Now! (Monday 5/18/15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room: S402a)
The long-awaited menu labeling regulations will soon be a reality, and the restaurant dining landscape – for both operators and diners – will never be the same! Join us for an information- and inspiration-packed session about how the menu labeling provision can help your restaurant benefit and capitalize in today's health-focused environment. Joan McGlockton, VP of Public Policy at the National Restaurant Association, will provide updates on the FDA's rules. Then you'll hear from G.J. Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen, and Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, on how they are leading their companies to a healthier bottom line. Anita Jones-Mueller, president of Healthy Dining, will moderate the session and provide insight on the growing nutrition-related market opportunities for restaurants.

Ask the Experts: Menu Labeling Compliance (NRA Booth #6600)
You have questions? We have answers. The National Restaurant Association is excited to offer you the opportunity to meet with experts on some of the toughest, most complex topics facing restaurant operators today. Experts will be available all four days of the NRA Show.

Nutri-Serve: Menu Labeling Online Training for Restaurants (Booth #10733 in the Lakeside Center)
Learn more about the soon to be released Nutri-Serve online training courses.  These courses will provide the details you need to guide your restaurant as it prepares to understand and comply with the complicated menu labeling regulations.  The online training guides your employees, both front-and back-of-house staff, step by step through the FDA’s requirements.  Nutri-Serve courses also include how to prepare accurate standardized recipes and why preparing accurate recipes is critical in order to provide accurate nutrition information to your customers. The valuable and easy to understand lessons also reveal how small deviations in preparation can add up to big inaccuracies in your posted nutrients and the best ways to maintain the accuracy of nutrition information beyond the December 1, 2015 compliance deadline.
Don’t forget to stop by Healthy Dining’s Booth #10733 in the Lakeside Center to learn more about nutrition analysis, menu labeling compliance, and gluten/allergen identification for your restaurant.

Other Sessions You Might Like:

Allergy-Friendly Practices to Protect Your Guests and Increase Your Business (Saturday 5/16/15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room: S402b)
Approximately 15 million Americans have food allergies, and that number continues to grow every year. The challenge of keeping guests safe has grown beyond proper food handling in the kitchen. Restaurant operators now must ensure that all employees are trained to understand their roles and responsibilities with respect to allergens in order to prevent potential reactions and protect the business from negative publicity, fines, and lawsuits. Discovering how to protect your guests can lead to increased profits.

Planning Healthy Kids' Menus That Still Sell (Tuesday 5/19/15    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Room: S403)
We all have a responsibility to promote healthier choices for children, but no one benefits if your healthier kids' meals don't sell. Learn how to give your kids’ menu a healthy makeover that meets your youngest customers' approval. Pick up some tips and tricks from the people who are serving 30 million children every day: school foodservice professionals.

Schedule a free consultation online or make an appointment at the booth during the Show to secure your time to get guidance on health care, menu labeling, and payments. Experts are equipped to help you understand how to structure you workforce to best comply with the Affordable Care Act; learn how to implement new menu labeling regulations; or provide you with the information you need to implement safe and secure payment technologies and processes (mobile, EMV, PCI). 

Don't have time to meet with an expert but still have questions? No problem. The NRA's Health Care HQ and Payments HQ online resources have you covered.