Helping Make Your Restaurant Menu FDA-Compliant

Nutrition Analysis

Nutrition labeling for chain restaurants with more than twenty units is required by law. The Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010, includes a provision that creates a national, uniform nutrition-disclosure standard for restaurants. This nation-wide legislation passed as part of the health reform bill.

Menu Compliance

Analyzing each and every menu item for any restaurant can be time consuming and costly. Engage a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with recipe development and nutrition analysis expertise to help ready your operation to meet these new menu standards required by the FDA:

  • Posted calorie information on menus and menu boards
  • Required signage for display and self-serve items
  • Compliant statement regarding daily caloric intake
  • Accessible nutrition information for establishments with 20 units or more

Technical Expertise

FitCulinary works with the most updated GENESIS R&D and Food Processor SQL Professional Nutritional Analysis Software and Databases from ESHA Research, Inc. (www.ESHA.com) All standardized recipes and sub-recipes will be accurately analyzed and FDA approved nutrition labels will be printed that will include calorie information and so much more! In addition, FitCulinary contracts with professional food testing laboratories to conduct nutrient analyses on those menu items for which a calculated analysis may not be able to provide the most accurate and FDA compliant results.

About Registered & Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionists

A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitan/Nutritionist (RDN) is trained in the science of food and nutrition and its applications to health. At a minimum, all registered dietitians must complete a 4 year bachelor’s degree in nutrition science or similar major, complete extensive postgraduate training, pass a national registration examination, and meet ongoing continuing education requirements. More than half of all registered dietitians hold masters or doctoral degrees.

In the state of Florida, the registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) is licensed and regulated by the Board of Medicine. Florida Statute 468.509 (www.floridahealth.gov) provides for licensure requirements and regulates the practice of nutrition and dietetics.
Registered and licensed nutrition professionals are the leading source of nutritional advice and serve to help people make positive changes in diet and lifestyle. In public health settings, dietitians are involved in nutrition education and health promotion initiatives in schools, county health departments, state and federal agencies, and private industry.

My Professional Network

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