Personalized Restaurant Recommendations Delivered Via Text

December 08, 2015

Making healthy choices while dining out can be challenging. That’s why Basefit, a Cambia Health Solutions company that offers readiness and resilience solutions to the military and commercial organizations, and Healthy Dining, the leader in restaurant nutrition services and technologies, have been awarded federal funding to develop a mobile text-based service to help.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, the project will utilize Basefit’s SMS technology and Healthy Dining’s restaurant nutrition data to deliver personalized text messages with recommendations for nearby healthy restaurant menu options to military personnel.

“Making healthy food choices when you’re eating out can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Stephen Erdmann, President of Basefit. “This solution combines Basefit’s expertise developing automated health advice with Healthy Dining’s restaurant expertise and data to deliver nutritious meal recommendations in seconds, without ever downloading or opening an app.”

“We are thrilled to receive this NIH funding and to work with Basefit and the U.S. Army,” said Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, President of Healthy Dining. “Optimal health and wellness – starting with the fuel consumed in each meal – is so essential for the strength of our military, as well as for the American public. This research funding provides us with the opportunity to explore easy ways to get people excited about the great tasting meals that America’s chefs are creating with health and taste in mind.”

About Basefit
Basefit represents a select team of military and industry professionals focused on creating human performance training solutions that impact the total health and lifestyle of each team and participant. The men and women of our armed forces serve at the heart of this mission, hired and trained to create experiences that increase readiness and resilience. 

About Healthy Dining
Healthy Dining’s signature web and mobile site,, is the only search engine of its kind providing personalized dining out recommendations validated by Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians. enables diet- and nutrition- conscious consumers to find nutrition information and Healthy Dining approved menu options emphasizing healthful lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unsaturated fats. also features a Kids LiveWell platform, a program developed by the National Restaurant Association to help parents find restaurants offering healthier meals for children. With 25 years of nutrition-related expertise in the restaurant industry and hundreds of thousands of restaurant recipes analyzed for nutrient content, Healthy Dining is the most experienced restaurant nutrition services provider in the world.