Informed Dining is coming to restaurants across Canada!


Small Business Support Program
Restaurants in B.C. with less than five locations in Canada and under 50 employees per location are invited to apply for the Small Business Support Program. This program offers a suite of services to help you join Informed Dining, such as nutrient analysis, recipe reformulation, graphic design and printing grants.

Eligible restaurants are encouraged to read the “Guide to Small Business Support Program,” available online.
 
For more information and to apply for small business support, visit www.InformedDining.ca or call Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC (dial 8-1-1).

Deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2013.

Note: This support program is only available to restaurants in British Columbia. CRFA is encouraging other jurisdictions to follow the province’s lead in supporting small businesses for Informed Dining.

(Dec. 12/12) What is Informed Dining?
Informed Dining is a voluntary nutrition information program for restaurants under the Healthy Families BC initiative. Participating restaurants provide their guests with nutrition information at or before the point of purchase for all standard menu items – enabling customers to make well-informed choices.

Who developed it?
The program was developed by Province of British Columbia in collaboration with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA). Informed Dining meets the principles developed by CRFA for a national framework for the provision of nutrition information.

Until now, Informed Dining was only available to restaurant outlets in British Columbia. CRFA is supporting an expansion of the program for restaurants in B.C. that also have outlets across Canada that wish to participate.

Why should you participate?
By participating in Informed Dining, your restaurant will respond to growing consumer interest in nutrition and be seen as a leader in customer service. Restaurants can use the recognized “Informed Dining” logo which lets customers know they can access nutrition information in a consistent format to help them make informed choices.

As an added bonus, your restaurant will be recognized in government promotions (in B.C.) and be promoted by CRFA in the rest of Canada.

Interested in joining the program?
Click here to download the Informed Dining Restaurant Participation Guide. (PDF)

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest. (PDF)

Get more information
Visit www.InformedDining.ca or call Barb Jusiak at 1-866-300-7675 to learn more.