Be Good To Your Heart in February with Healthy Dining Finder

On-the-go consumers can follow recommended guidelines when eating out during 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

Be Good To Your Heart in February with Healthy Dining FinderFebruary marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, which President Lyndon B. Johnson first declared in 1964 due to the “staggering physical and economic loss” associated with cardiovascular diseases.

While significant progress has been made in the fight against cardiovascular diseases, thanks in large part to cutting-edge research funded by the American Heart Association, heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans today, just as it was in LBJ’s time.

As the nation will be reminded again this month of the need to exercise and eat healthy, the nutrition experts at Healthy Dining are prepared to offer practical advice to help on-the-go Americans find and choose dietitian-recommended options when eating out. Healthy Dining has partnered with the American Heart Association to address the importance of making healthier and more-informed choices when ordering at restaurants.

Be Good To Your Heart in February with Healthy Dining FinderAnita Jones-Mueller, MPH, founder and president of San Diego-based Healthy Dining, is available for interviews to discuss the growing selection of healthy dining options now offered by restaurants across the nation. The company’s mobile web site,, arms users with the most comprehensive database of healthier meals handpicked by registered dietitians based on qualifying nutrition criteria (calories, fat, etc.) that emphasize lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and unsaturated fats.

More than 4,000 menu items served at more than 60,000 participating restaurants across the nation can currently be found on the site, and more are added weekly. A Kids LiveWell feature likewise provides a growing selection of healthful options that younger eaters are sure to enjoy.

Healthy Dining provides Americans with the digital tools and resources necessary tofind the best restaurant choices for their dietary goals and healthy lifestyles. President and founder Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, launched Healthy Dining in San Diego, CA, in 1991 by combining the brainpower and creativity of chefs, restaurateurs, health experts, registered dietitians and communication strategists. Now, in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association and scores of partner organizations, the Healthy Dining Program has grown to become the most powerful restaurant industry nutrition initiative in the nation. Healthy Dining’s signature website,, enables millions of nutrition-conscious restaurant diners, as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other nutrition-related conditions, to easily find dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell choices served at more than 60,000 restaurants. For more information please visit