Beverly Hills, CA, January 13, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Epicure Digital will present its Nutritional Menu Labeling Systems and Menu Boards at the California CSNA School Nutritional Association Annual Conference in Pasadena, CA 14-15 January 2011, Booth #415, at the ANC 2011 SNA School Nutrition Association annual conference in Nashville, TN and other shows (visit the Epicure Digital website at http://www.epicuredigital.com for an updated list of tradeshows).
Fighting Childhood Obesity has become a major concern for school food services.
Epicure Digital with its Nutritional Menu Labeling Systems is a simple and effective way to fight Childhood Obesity. School can act now and implement this system in existing cafeterias as well as in new construction or remodeling projects.
Epicure Digital specializes in developing nutritional menu labeling systems to educate and inform customers to make healthier meal choices. These nutritional labels display as nutritional data, nutritional scoring, icons representing food groups, healthy choices, and allergens, whichever and whenever are applicable, next to menu items. All of this data can be easily entered manually or imported from third party nutritional scoring and food service management systems such as Computrition Hospitality Suite.
Digital menu boards with nutritional menu labeling were identified as one of the simplest and most effective ways to fight Childhood Obesity, with immediate proven results. They communicate with students while in line in the cafeteria, just when they are selecting their food, at the point of service. Digital menu boards are at the battlefront, ready to combat childhood obesity and educate students to make healthier food choices.
Yale scientists found that nutritional menu labeling results in the consumption of significantly fewer calories. The study appears online in the American Journal of Public Health.
Researchers from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale studied 303 adults in the New Haven community, dividing them into groups that saw a menu with no calorie labels, a menu with calorie labels, or a menu with calorie labels plus information on the recommended daily caloric intake for an average adult.
Participants in the two groups that saw calorie labels ate 14 percent fewer calories than the group that did not see calorie labels. Furthermore, when after-dinner eating was factored in, the group that saw menu labels as well as recommended calorie guidelines consumed an average of 250 fewer calories than those in the other group.
Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity published a summary of 53 different scientific studies related to menu labeling. The full document can be viewed at http://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/yale_rudd_ctr_menu_labeling_grouped_studies.pdf .
Epicure Digital Systems is a digital menu board company uniquely integrating its expertise in software technology and food service operations and marketing to create digital signage products and services for the food service industry. Its core product is the Epicure Digital Menu System. Its core services are menu engineering, nutritional menu labeling, and content creation.
The Epicure Digital Menu System lets operators control LCD menu boards and signage in any number of locations, easily and quickly, online, with customized configurable web templates using Epicure Digital LiveMenu and LiveText user interfaces. Operators can change prices and menus, schedule menus and promotions by day part and menu cycle, and display other information such as nutritional labeling and data, videos, photos, and live feeds from the Internet. Clients operate more efficiently and engage customers in powerful new ways.
Epicure Digital engineers and designs customized digital menu boards for each client that solve their complex menu engineering and point-of-sale marketing issues with multi-screen and multi-station digital menu, signage and greeter board systems.
In new construction, remodeling and renovation projects, Epicure Digital works closely with food service consultants and clients to determine the best digital menu system strategy and participates in the management of the projects from concept phase to full implementation.
Epicure Digital’s clients include colleges and universities, hospitals, K-12 Schools, independent and chain restaurants, contract food service companies, business & industry, and cinemas and casinos among others.
The company’s website (http://www.epicuredigital.com) has an extensive portfolio of its client’s multi screen and multi station digital menu board projects.
For more information, contact:
Tommy Orpaz, 310-652-8246