Americans eat out on average four or five times a week and Healthy Dining and the National Restaurant Association are teaming up to make those meals healthier.

Wednesday, March 14, the organizations will unveil a groundbreaking national program and online resource to help Americans make smart food choices. Partially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes nearly 30,000 popular restaurant locations nationwide, and will be a valuable resource for those looking to make more informed food choices when dining at their favorite restaurants. In addition, it is an ideal vehicle to demonstrate the proactive efforts of the restaurant industry. Some current participating restaurants include P.F. Chang’s, Buca di Beppo, Au Bon Pain, and Burger King.

Along with the Web site’s launch, Healthy Dining and the National Restuarant Association will also host a live webcast of its national press conference where a panel of public health and restaurant-industry experts will describe the program’s benefits and how it will empower Americans to make healthier choices in restaurants nationwide.

The hour-long webcast will begin at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 14, 2007.