Wendy’s introduces new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad

The healthy, convenient solution for Canadians looking to simplify their summer Press release Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadians say they’re looking for shortcuts to make their lives easier during the summer months, according to a recent survey commissioned by Wendy’s Canada. Wendy’s has the perfect solution with their craveable summer salads that use fresh, […]

Mad Radish promises food that tastes as great as it makes you feel

DAVIDsTEA founder launches new brand of salad shops; first location opens in Ottawa on July 14 Press release Can a meal taste as good as it makes you feel? That’s the challenge that has been dogging DAVIDsTEA founder David Segal for years. Constantly on-the-go, David found it next-to-impossible to find healthy dining options that inspired his palate. And […]

Matcha set to drive growth in healthy hot beverages

By Frank Weber The beverage industry has changed dramatically since we rang in the new millennium. New innovations have captured greater market share as consumer preferences continue to evolve. Products on target with these trends will see a healthy growth through the coming years. Juicing it up Mainstream juice in general has seen a decline […]

Are restaurants missing the mark with kids’ meals?

By Jeni Marinucci It wasn’t long ago that traditional kids’ meals were adult meals – just smaller. But with dining out becoming an ever-growing part of our culture, for reasons including easing time constraints on busy families, many parents still face challenges finding healthy meals kids will actually eat. Is the scourge of the “dinosaur-shaped chicken […]

Freshii gets assertive with projected growth plans

By Jeni Marinucci It appears Canadians really love their smoothies and salads. The fresh food QSR Freshii released plans yesterday outlining their projected growth into the restaurant marketplace, noting that they expect to increase storefronts by up to 160 locations this year alone. While there is a definite trend right now towards availability of fresh, […]

Your guide to healthy grains

By Sue Mah The other night, I was out for dinner with my husband at a neighbourhood restaurant. The waitress was describing the daily feature – a grilled salmon with lemon caper aioli, served over a bed of citrus quinoa salad with a side of seasonal local veggies. “You had me at quinoa,” I exclaimed, […]

The cultural shift to healthy appetizers

By Lucia Weiler At my recent Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists training workshop, I was reminded how important it is to open up the event with a story that hooks the audience and gives them a reason to listen and stay for more. The same thinking holds true for food. In a restaurant, appetizers set the stage […]

Menu trends to watch: Healthy bowls, pickling and honey

By Kristin Menas Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus. Healthy bowls About the trend: Bowls are serving as a popular format to highlight better-for-you ingredients like superfoods At quick-service and fast-casual concepts Smoothie bowls are a booming health trend Bowls eliminate the need for hearty starches […]

Minister of Health announces revision of the Food Guide

Press release Staying healthy is about more than visiting a doctor. It is the result of the choices we make every day. The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadians make healthy choices for themselves and their families. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada has started a process to revise Canada’s Food […]