Restaurant initiative

The Restaurant Initiative is exploring strategic opportunities to increase both the demand for and the supply of healthier menu options for children when eating out. Children frequently dine in restaurants and often consume excess calories during these occasions. Offering healthier menu options could play an important role in reversing the epidemic.

Restaurant initiative


  • Convene industry leaders to develop and execute strategies for the restaurant industry so that they are part of the solution to childhood obesity.
  • Analyze data from restaurants that have made healthy menu changes and publish findings about the implementation, business impact, and sustainability of these changes.

Our Approach

Restaurant industry engagement

Research and evidence dissemination

Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop the goals.


Who's Involved