WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- foodtweeks™, a free mobile app that is on a mission to fight hunger in the United States by reallocating users' saved calories, today announces its partnership with the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program. Parents will now be able to use the foodtweeks app to select healthful menu options for their kids while dining at restaurants that participate in the Kids LiveWell program.
foodtweeks, a free app available on Android and iPhone devices, makes it possible for consumers to give back while enjoying the foods they love and cutting calories all at the same time. The app counts the calories saved through the suggested "tweeks" and contributes that amount of nutritious calories to those in need by providing donations to food bank partners nationwide.
Kids LiveWell, a program launched by the National Restaurant Association in collaboration with Healthy Dining, highlights restaurants across the country that commit to offering healthful menu items for children. To join Kids LiveWell, restaurants agree to offer and promote a selection of qualifying menu items based on specific nutrition criteria as recommended by leading health organizations. The initiative focuses on increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy, and limiting unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium.
Together, foodtweeks and Kids LiveWell work to provide real-time suggestions for a more healthful family dining experience while contributing to local area food banks. Parents who use the foodtweeks app can access healthier menu options approved by a registered dietitian for their kids and themselves while dining out at Kids LiveWell participating restaurants.
"We are excited to partner with the National Restaurant Association and Kids LiveWell to help those facing hunger in America and to further benefit health-conscious families and the restaurants that have chosen to offer healthier menu options for children through our program," said foodtweeks founder, Evan Walker. "Any way that we can provide families with access to accurate, nutritional guidance and improve our communities is always a step in the right direction, and we are confident that this new partnership will allow us to make a real impact for those who need it most."
To learn more about foodtweeks please visit www.foodtweeks.com. The foodtweeks app is available for download in the Google Play Store here: http://bit.ly/1FB2Mlr. The app is also available in the iTunes App Store here: http://apple.co/1EGKr5u.
To learn more about the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program and find participating restaurants, please visit http://www.restaurant.org/kidslivewell.
foodtweeks™, a free mobile app for Android and iPhone devices, makes it possible for weight-conscious consumers to serve their communities by feeding the hungry. This app helps consumers find simple ways to make better choices with the foods they regularly eat in their homes and at their favorite restaurants. Every time someone uses a Tweek to cut calories, foodtweeks makes a donation to their local food bank. So whether looking for simple ways to get the whole family to sit down to a nutritious meal, or tips to complement a diet, foodtweeks helps consumers enjoy the foods they want to eat -- and calories saved become real, nutritious calories that help feed a hungry individual or family. foodtweeks is a product of Walker Health Labs, designers of surprising commercial solutions that also make a difference for big social problems. For more information about foodtweeks, visit: www.foodtweeks.com or www.facebook.com/foodtweeks.
About the National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 21-24, 2016, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.