Friday, August 15, 2008

Local Arizona Restaurants Join Fight Against Obesity Business Trend

Arizona Smart Choice, a program designed to help fight obesity in Arizona is working with local restaurants, including Subway and the McDonald's franchise, to provide nutritional information for customers, according to this article. "Chronic illness, diabetes and obesity are big threats to the United States and Arizona and according to the U.S. Surgeon General, one out of five adults in Arizona is obese." Arizona Restaurants can join the program at no charge, but a nutritionist, which typically costs about $100 analyze at least one menu item that meets the program's nutritional requirements approval can be provided and the restaurant can display the given Arizona Smart Choice marketing tools.