Special Report | May 2012 | By QSR Staff

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New Healthier Kids Pavilion Launches

Among the more than 1,500 exhibitors at this month’s Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show will be the launch of a new section showcasing healthy foods and beverages for kids’ menu programs.

The new Healthier Kids Fare pavilion will be open for the full show schedule in Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“Children’s nutrition is one of the strongest trends we’re seeing in the restaurant industry right now,” says Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

Healthier Kids Fare will feature food and beverage manufacturers showcasing nutritious items for kids, including products with limited fats, sugars, and sodium, and items that provide essential nutrients.

In addition, the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program will be featured in Booth No. 6300 at the concourse entrance to the North Hall on the exhibit floor.

Restaurants that participate in the voluntary Kids LiveWell program commit to offering healthy meal items for children, with a focus on fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, and limiting unhealthy fats, sugars, and sodium.

This month’s Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show attracts more than 58,000 attendees and visitors from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Useful Information While At McCormick Place:

Internet: McCormick Place offers Internet and networking services to event organizers and their exhibitors. WiFi is complimentary throughout the complex including its exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and public spaces.

Information Desk: The main desk is in the South Building, Level 1. Desks in other buildings operate on event activity.

FedEx Office Business Center: The main FedEx Office on Grand Concourse, Level 2.5 is open on weekdays.

Flight Information Displays: Real-time flight information for O’Hare and Midway Airports. Located in the South Building, Level 1, Gate 4.

Relaxation Stations: Offering upper-body massage, sessions run 10 - 30 minutes. Permanent stations are located on the Grand Concourse, Level 2.5 and in Lakeside Center, Level 2.

ATM Machines: Cash machines are available in each building.

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