Ruggles Green Joins Kids LiveWell
Ruggles Green highlights commitment to Childrens Healthy Eating by joining Kids LiveWell initiative
Houston, TX – February 27, 2012. Â 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 restaurantsâ€™ innovative solutions to providing better-for-you menu items. This initiative is led by the National Restaurant Association in collaboration withÂ HealthyDiningFinder.com.
â€œRuggles Green is committed to helping parents identify healthful menu options for their children,â€ saidÂ FedericoÂ Marques, Co-Founder. â€œWe are excited to join Kids LiveWell and to continue to develop and showcase our nutritious childrenâ€™s offerings.â€
Ruggles Greenâ€™s Kids LiveWell menu options include the following items:
- All-Natural Chicken Tenders â€“Â served with mixed fruit and skim milk
- All-Natural Beef Burger –Â served with mixed fruit and skim milk
- Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce –Â served with mixed fruit and skim milk
- View the complete Kid’s Menu
Ruggles Greenâ€™s Kids LiveWell menu options meet nutrition criteria based on leading health organizationsâ€™ scientific recommendations, including the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. Parents can read more about these options by visitingÂ www.rugglesgreen.comÂ orÂ http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/kidslivewell/rugglesgreen.
Parents on-the-go can also find Ruggles Green Kids LiveWell items at Healthy Diningâ€™s mobile-compatible site,Â m.healthydiningfinder.com.
â€œParents are looking for healthful menu options for their children, and Ruggles Green has stepped up to the plate with a strong commitment to childrenâ€™s nutrition,â€ said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. â€œWe are pleased to have Ruggles Green restaurants participating in Kids LiveWell and providing more options for their young guests.â€
â€œHealthy Diningâ€™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 â€“ and that kids will love!â€ 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, visitÂ www.restaurant.orgÂ orÂ www.healthydiningfinder.com/kids_livewell/index
About Ruggles GreenTM
Formed in 2008, Ruggles Green is Houston’s first Certified Green Restaurant.Â 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 Associationâ€™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.Â The vision of the founders was to lead the industry in sustainability, while still offering healthy and great tasting food.Â FedericoÂ Marques and Robert Guillerman are co-founders and are responsible for the operations of the business.