Epicure Digital Menu Boards with Nutritional Labeling to Lead the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
K12 Epicure Digital Menu Boards with Nutritional Labeling featured at the ANC-2010 National School Nutrition Association Exhibition in Dallas and TASN 2010 Texas School Nutrition Association Exhibition San Antonio
[USPRwire, Wed Jun 02 2010] Green Edge Systems, a leader in technology solutions for K-12 school food services to present the Epicure Digital K-12 Menu Board System with Nutritional Labeling to meet and exceed the nutritional labeling requirements in the new Health Care Reform law - Leading the Fight Against Childhood Obesity.
Now that the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity published its recommendations and included them in the administration’s plan for the next generation, it is up to the nation’s school districts to implement them.
Schools are doing their best to provide healthy food choices in their cafeterias and will do much more in the future, but the success of the fight against Childhood Obesity is in the hands of the students. They must learn how to make healthier choices when selecting their food.
Nutritional menu labeling was identified as one of the simplest and most effective ways to fight Childhood Obesity, with immediate proven results.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee comments: "Simple strategies, from menu labeling to more physical activity for our kids, add up to real improvements in our public policy and public health."
Digital menu boards in K-12 schools communicate with students just when they are selecting their food, at the point of service, while in line in school cafeterias. Digital menu boards are at the battlefront, ready to combat childhood obesity and educate students to make healthier food choices.
Nutritional menu labeling by Epicure Digital informs students to make healthier meal choices by displaying nutritional data and icons next to menu items and providing nutritional recommendations and guidelines on multimedia digital menu boards designed for K-12 students.
Digital menu boards in K-12 are not only expected to lead the fight against childhood obesity, but also increase significantly the participation in school lunch and breakfast programs.
Educating kids to make healthier choices is much more then just presenting calories – there are healthier calories, calories from fat, calories from sugar, empty calories and more. Digital menu boards help in guiding kids to better understand this and make healthier choices through multimedia information at the point of service.
If schools educate kids to take full responsibility for their actions, it is the school’s responsibility to provide information and guidance to the kids while they are making their food selections.
Epicure Digital Systems is a digital menu board company uniquely integrating its expertise in software technology, restaurant operations and food service marketing to create digital signage solutions for the food service industry. Its core product is the Epicure Digital Menu System. Its core services are menu engineering and content creation.
Epicure Digital menu boards can also be presented online in a school’s website, allowing parents to view in real time the food choices and advice that their kids get when making their daily food selection, and involve them in the educational and selection process.
Epicure Digital pioneered the display of nutritional information on digital menu boards in 2003 for the U.S. Navy. Every menu item description includes the portion size, number of calories, grams of fat, and amount of cholesterol, and a ‘red heart’ icon beside menu items when the item ‘meets healthy Navy option standards’.
Epicure Digital Systems designs customized digital menu boards that solve complex menu engineering and point-of-sale marketing issues. By creatively combining information, motion, imagery and food photography, they produce visually compelling multimedia menus and promotions to help sell menu items and enhance the dining experience. They call this experience: The Cure for the Menu Bored.
Epicure Digital clients include educational institutions, 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 menu board installations.
Green Edge Systems will have a live display of the Epicure Digital Menu Board Systems with Nutirtional labeling at the Texas School Nutrition Association Exhibition TASN 2010, San Antonio, 15-16 June 2010, Booth # 643 and at the SNA 2010 National School Nutrition Association Exhibition in Dallas, 12-14 July, Booth #1449.
Green Edge Systems, Inc., is a trusted leader of technology solutions for k-12 School food services that include the K-12 Epicure Digital Menu Boards, the Freshloc HACCP temperature monitoring solutions and the PAR Tech iQuality Sure Check hand-held PDA Inspection Systems
To set up a meeting and demonstration and for product and price information, visit us at one of the upcoming events or contact Green Edge Systems, Inc. at 818-825-8167, Tommy.Orpaz@greenedgesystems.com .
Contact information: Tommy Orpaz, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, mailto:Tommy.Orpaz@greenedgesystems.com, http://www.k12menuboards.com, 818-825-8167
Green Edge Systems, Inc
20929 Ventura Blvd., ste 47-224
Woodland Hills, CA 91364