Presenting Digital Menu Boards with Nutritional Labeling for School Food Services Presenting the Epicure Digital

Menu Board system with focus on Nutritional Labeling for School Food Services at the California CSNA School Nutrition Association Conference in Santa Clara, CA. January 29-30 , 2010 , Booth #224 Woodland Hills, CA, January 18, 2010 -- Green Edge Systems, Inc. leader in Technology Solutions for School Food Services presents the Epicure Digital Menu Boards for School Food Services in the California School Nutrition Association Conference and Exhibition, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, January 29-30, 2010, Booth#224. Green Edge Systems represents Epicure Digital Systems in the K-12 market. Epicure Digital Systems is a digital menu board company uniquely integrating its expertise in software technology, restaurant operations and food service marketing to create digital signage solutions for the food service industry. Its core product is the Epicure Digital Menu System. Its core services are menu engineering and content creation. New legislation is addressing the need for nutritional labeling, which is very effectively displayed on Epicure Digital Menu Boards. The Epicure Digital Menu System is a complete digital signage solution with tools that let you control your menu boards easily and quickly over the Internet. The System displays menus, nutritional information, images, video, animation, food photography, text announcements and text alerts. Each menu board can be programmed by day part and menu cycle. Menu items, descriptions and prices can be changed easily, quickly and online in one or more locations. Epicure Digital Systems designs customized digital menu boards that solve complex menu engineering and point-of-sale marketing issues. By creatively combining information, motion, imagery and food photography, they produce visually compelling multimedia menus and promotions to help sell menu items and enhance the dining experience. They call this experience: The Cure for the Menu Bored. Epicure Digital clients include colleges and universities, hospitals, independent and chain restaurants, contract food service companies, business & industry, and cinemas and casinos among others. Epicure Digital pioneered the display of nutritional information on digital menu boards in 2003 for the U.S. Navy. Every menu item description includes the portion weight, number of calories, grams of fat, and amount of cholesterol, and a �red heart� icon beside menu items when the item �meets healthy Navy option standards�. Core products include menu, greeter, promo, and menu/promo boards. In 1990, the U.S. Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in response to consumer demands. It required mandatory nutrition labeling for packaged foods. The Act preempted state and local nutrition labeling laws, but it didn't cover restaurants and related businesses selling prepared foods. There were also other loopholes. There was USDA oversight for school lunches and foods with minimal nutritional value, like soft drinks. But school food sold in vending machines, a la carte lines, or school stores were not restricted. As society's trend for improved fitness and health expanded, many restaurants and food establishments began to voluntarily provide nutritional information about food calories and content to their customers. Fast-food chains joined to match

nutritional disclosures furnished by their competitors. Then, in 2006, New York City adopted a regulation requiring mandatory nutrition labeling at food service establishments that were already in voluntary compliance. After this law was successfully challenged as being too restrictive, it was later revised to apply to all covered food service establishments and upheld by the courts. Many other states and localities followed suit. Some of the labeling laws were limited to number of calories, while others required full nutritional disclosure. This resulted in a hodgepodge of conflicting laws, and renewed calls for federal legislation. In 2008 the U.S. Congress proposed the MEAL and LEAN Acts that would require point of purchase menu labeling of calories and nutrition content by restaurant chains with more than 20 locations. The acts would also preempt conflicting state or local laws. These laws were not enacted, but now form the basis of similar proposals that have become part of pending health care reform. The U.S. House passed its healthcare reform bill on Nov. 7. The U.S. Senate approved its version on Dec. 24. The reconciled final bill is scheduled to be available for signature by the President in early 2010. Key provisions currently in the bills are: � Nutritional disclosure required for standard menu items in large chain restaurants, defined as "those with 20 or more outlets.'' � Visible point of purchase nutritional disclosure also required for operators running 20 or more vending machines. � Regulation of all food sold at schools, including vending machines. The bill's final version may or may not include them. Epicure Digital Menu Systems include a computer server configured with Epicure Digital Software connected via VGA or Cat 5e cable to one or more commercial-grade LCD flat panels. Working with the client�s architectural, design, networking and contactor teams, Epicure Digital designs and coordinates a customized hardware and software solution for each installation including the location of the LCD(s) and server(s), the type and model of video cabling, LCD mounting brackets, and networking. Epicure Digital reviews plans, manages the progress of each team member, meets on the telephone as often as required, and remotely installs and configures the system. The company provides training and 24/7 support. The company's website ( has an extensive portfolio of its client's menu board installations including many schools. Green Edge Systems, Inc. Green Edge Systems, Inc., is a trusted leader of leader in Technology Solutions for School Food Services that include HACCP wireless temperature monitoring and food safety solutions, state-of-the-art affordable hardware products, software and communication platforms , humidity refrigeration control and Digital Menu Boards that include the FreshLoc HACCP wireless temperature monitoring system, the iQuality Par tech Web Based Rugged HACCP Hand Held PDA Inspection System, and the HumiFilters, humidity cooler filters and the Epicure Digital Menu Boards for School Foodservices. These systems provide key elements for implementing the required HACCP food safely that ensures food safely and substantial saving for school food services and efficient and modern operation

of School Food Services. Please visit Green Edge Systems at , and at the CNMarketplace at . To get additional information on the Epicure Digital Menu Board System, the Freshloc HACCP Wireless Temperature Monitoring Systems for Food Services , the iQuality Par Tech Web Based Rugged HACCP Hand Held PDA Inspection System and HumiFilters Humidity Cooer Filters or to set up a meeting and demonstration, , please visit us at California CSNA School Nutrition Association Conference and Exhibition, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA , January 29-30, 2010 , Booth #224 or contact Green Edge Systems, Inc. at 818-825-8167 or at Contact : Tommy Orpaz 20929 Ventura Blvd., Ste 47-224 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 818-825-8167

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