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Ruggles Green Joins Kids LiveWell

Ruggles Green highlights commitment to Childrens Healthy Eating by joining Kids LiveWell initiative

Houston, TX – February 27, 2012.  Citing its commitment to offering healthful menu options to its youngest customers, Ruggles Green announced today it has signed on to Kids LiveWell, a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative that highlights restaurants’ innovative solutions to providing better-for-you menu items. This initiative is led by the National Restaurant Association in collaboration with

“Ruggles Green is committed to helping parents identify healthful menu options for their children,” said Federico Marques, Co-Founder. “We are excited to join Kids LiveWell and to continue to develop and showcase our nutritious children’s offerings.”

Ruggles Green’s Kids LiveWell menu options include the following items:

  • All-Natural Chicken Tenders – served with mixed fruit and skim milk
  • All-Natural Beef Burger – served with mixed fruit and skim milk
  • Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce – served with mixed fruit and skim milk
  • View the complete Kid’s Menu

Ruggles Green’s Kids LiveWell menu options meet nutrition criteria based on leading health organizations’ scientific recommendations, including the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. Parents can read more about these options by visiting or

Parents on-the-go can also find Ruggles Green Kids LiveWell items at Healthy Dining’s mobile-compatible site,

“Parents are looking for healthful menu options for their children, and Ruggles Green has stepped up to the plate with a strong commitment to children’s nutrition,” said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “We are pleased to have Ruggles Green restaurants participating in Kids LiveWell and providing more options for their young guests.”

“Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians applauds Ruggles Green for its commitment to providing a selection of Kids LiveWell menu items that parents can feel good about – and that kids will love!” says Lauren Rezende, MPH, RD, Director of Nutrition, Healthy Dining.

About Kids LiveWellTM

The National Restaurant Association launched the Kids LiveWell program in collaboration with Healthy Dining to help parents and children select healthful menu options when dining out. The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees. To learn more, visit or

About Ruggles GreenTM

Formed in 2008, Ruggles Green is Houston’s first Certified Green Restaurant.  With two locations in place and two more under construction, Ruggles Green is also the first 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant in Texas. The 4-Star rating is the Green Restaurant Association’s highest level of certification. Ruggles Green was launched with the goal of providing local, organic, and gluten free options to customers via a premium fast casual restaurant.  The vision of the founders was to lead the industry in sustainability, while still offering healthy and great tasting food. Federico Marques and Robert Guillerman are co-founders and are responsible for the operations of the business.


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