Nutritionix Joins USDA National Strategic Partner Program

by mattsilv on March 15, 2012  |  Topics: Announcements

We are proud to announce our formal acceptance into the USDA’s National Strategic Partner program. Nutritionix is now among over 30 national brands working with the USDA to help promote the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

As part of the USDA Strategic Partner Program, Nutritionix will participate in developing and executing joint strategic nutrition plans, and meet with fellow strategic partners in Washington, DC on an annual basis.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the USDA to further our mission of  making accurate nutrition information accessible to everyone.

USDA National Strategic Partners Website

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March Week 2: New Restaurants Added

by mattsilv on March 11, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants

Check out the latest restaurants that added to our nutrition directory this week.

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory. To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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Nutritionix Launches Hummus and Pita Co. Calculator

by mattsilv on March 7, 2012  |  Topics: Announcements, Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

We are excited to announce the official launch of the Nutritionix calculator for NYC-based Hummus and Pita Co.  Check out the calculator!

Hummus and Pita Co. agrees with the Nutritionix mission of making nutrition information more accessible, and decided to team up with Nutritionix to create a branded nutrition calculator with their highly customizable menu options.

Check out the Hummus and Pita Co menu, and visit their new location at:

The Hummus & Pita Co.
585 Avenue of the Americas
Between 16th & 17th
New York, NY 10011
T (212) 510-7405
www.hummusandpitas.com

 

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70,000 Meals Calculated on Nutritionix in February

by mattsilv on March 6, 2012  |  Topics: Announcements, Nutrition Calculators, Restaurants

Nutritionix, the web’s largest restaurant nutrition database, has shattered previous traffic records, with health conscious consumers calculating a whopping 70,000 different meals in the short month of February.

Here are the top five most active restaurants on Nutritionix in February:

  • Subway – 47,000 sandwiches and salads calculated
  • Just Salad – 5,300 salads and wraps calculated *
  • Chipotle – 5200 Burritos, bowls, and tacos calculated
  • Sandella’s – 2,200 Meals calculated *
  • UFood Grill – 1,200 Meals calculated *

* denotes a restaurant that has setup a custom branded calculator, which embeds directly on the restaurant website.

The growing Nutritionix restaurant directory now boasts some 200 different restaurants, making it the largest, and most accurate, source of restaurant nutrition information on the web!

 

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March Week 1: New Restaurants

by mattsilv on March 5, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants

We added nine restaurants to our nutrition directory this week. Check them out:

Firehouse Subs

Taco John’s

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Chicken Express

Donatos

Rita’s Ice

Jet’s Pizza

Cold Stone Creamery

Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory. To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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February Week 4: New Restaurants Added

by mattsilv on February 27, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants

We added five exciting brands to our nutrition directory this week. Check them out:

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory. To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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Study: Restaurant calorie posting requirements prove ineffective

by mattsilv on February 21, 2012  |  Topics: News

By the end of 2012, it is expected that tens of thousands of U.S. restaurant chains will be required to post calorie counts on their menus in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.

The act states:

Chain restaurants and food vendors with 20 or more locations are required to display the caloric content of their foods on menus, drive-through menus, and vending machines. Additional information, such as saturated fat, carbohydrate, and sodium content, must also be made available upon request.

As restaurant chains across the country scramble to comply with the new law, one study indicates that calorie counts are not proving to be an effective method in changing consumer eating habits.

The study, headed by Tulane marketing professor Dr. Janet Schwartz (see abstract), indicates that in their trials, adding calorie counts to menus had “no measurable impact on ordering behavior.”

So what is an effective method to control restaurant eating habits?  Schwartz’s study finds that the mere offering of a “downsized” version of an entree at the same price, caused between 14% and 33% of individuals to choose the smaller serving.  In addition, customers who accepted the reduced-calorie portions, which were some 200+ calories less than the regular portion, did not change the amount of uneaten food left at the end of the meal.  This suggests that the offer to “downsize” the portions actually did translate to real calorie savings.

While calorie count and other nutrition values continue to be a vital metric for any diet-conscious consumer, it remains to be seen whether the new calorie posting legislation will provide any tangible benefits to consumers the long run.

Written by Matt Silverman, Co-Founder, Nutritionix.com

Nutritionix is a platform that allows consumers and businesses to organize nutrition information and make it easy to understand.  To learn more about how Nutritionix can help your business organize nutrition data, please contact us.

 

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February Week 3: New Restaurants Added

by mattsilv on February 21, 2012  |  Topics: Uncategorized

Robeks

Zoe’s Kitchen

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Teriyaki Experience

Mr. Jim’s Pizza

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory.  To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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February Week 2: New Restaurants Added

by mattsilv on February 13, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Manhattan Bagel

Wings To Go

Honey Dew Donuts

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Arctic Circle

Biscuitville

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory.  To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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New Restaurants in February

by mattsilv on February 9, 2012  |  Topics: Restaurants

We are pleased to announce that we now have the nutrition listings posted for the following  popular restaurant concepts:

Jason’s Deli

Johnny Rockets

Taco Mayo

Souper Salad

Pick Up Stix

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

Smokey Bones

Check out all of our restaurant listings on the Nutritionix restaurant directory.  To suggest a restaurant to add to our directory, please contact us.

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