State of the Plate

How are we doing? Sometimes it's hard to tell.

The 2016 Menus of Change State of the Plate Dashboard provides a snapshot of the foodservice industry's progress, year over year, toward improving nutrition, sustainability, and profitability. The dashboard provides scores on the rate of progress in addressing critical issues that affect the industry. Scores are updated annually by the Menus of Change Scientific and Technical Advisory Council and the Sustainable Business Leadership Council. The two councils evaluate the latest science and industry progress over the past year in key areas where menu, recipe, and ingredient choices make a difference.

The Dashboard also presents a set of standards designed to be used by businesses to judge their own efforts around health and sustainability.