Texas School Foodservices Go Digital with Epicure Digital
Epicure Digital Systems presents the Epicure K-12 Digital Menu Board System with nutritional menu labeling at the Texas School Nutrition Association (TASN) Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX 2122 in June 2011, Booth #125 with Brad Waller & Associates.
Fighting Childhood Obesity has become a major concern for school food services. Epicure Digital Systems, with its Digital Menu Board System, with Nutritional Menu Labeling is a simple and effective way to fight Childhood Obesity. Schools are advised to 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 students to make healthier meal choices. These nutritional labels display as nutritional data, nutritional scoring, and icons representing food groups, healthy choices, allergens, vegan, vegetarian, local and organic, whichever and whenever are applicable.
Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to view a large selection of digital menu boards featuring nutritional menu labeling.
Epicure Digital menu boards help students become aware of their choices, helping them make the right decision to achieve a balanced life by eating well. These systems provide tools to increase efficiency, revenues and profitability.
Digital menu boards with nutritional menu labeling were identified as one of the simplest and most effective ways to fight Childhood Obesity because 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.
“School districts have an important journey along the road to improved health and nutrition for America’s children. The USDA released proposed nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs on January 13th, 2011,” according to Kim Blum, MS, RD, at KB Nutrition Consulting in Dallas, TX.
Ms. Blum explained, “With childhood overweight and obesity rates rising, and the increased risk for obesity associated diseases in children, the new proposed nutrition standards are critical in helping improve the health of American children. School districts have the opportunity to work with their recipes to improve the nutritional content of them. They can also provide the nutritional information of their meals to parents and post appropriate meal pattern guidelines in schools at the point of service. This will help educate parents and students alike on the nutritional quality of their food choices.
“This journey can be simple and rewarding,” continued Blum. “Once school districts move forward to improve the healthfulness of their recipes by meeting newly proposed standards, as well as display nutritional information on their menu boards, they will help American children lead healthier lifestyles.”
Kim Blum is a former USDA employee, who focused her efforts on analyzing school meals to ensure they met federal guidelines and also provided technical assistance to schools in the area of nutrition education.
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.
Epicure Digital’s clients include K-12 Schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, 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.
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