True Food Kitchen Kids Menu

Here is a letter I have been meaning to write to Sam Fox, owner of True Food Kitchen about his kid’s menu. I love acknowledging restaurants that provide delicious and nutritious food for kids.

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February 2, 2011Fox Restaurant Concepts
Attention: Sam Fox, Owner
7135 East Camelback Road, Suite 260
Scottsdale, AZ 85251Dear Mr. Fox,

I called your offices today to find out who to address this letter to because I wanted to acknowledge the fine work done at True Food Kitchen. The sweet woman on the phone seemed lost about exactly what I wanted to do. I had to explain to her that I wanted to send you a personal letter telling you how impressed I was with your True Food Kitchen Kid’s menu. I think criticism is so common these days that when someone wants to take time to extend a compliment, people are confused. Do not be confused Mr. Fox. I am SOimpressed with your kid’s menu at True Food Kitchen and this comes from someone who knows menus. Not only do I have young kids of my own that eat at restaurants, but I am also a pediatric registered dietitian/nutritionist living and working in Laguna Beach, California.

I want to thank you and your team for developing such a beautiful kid’s menu. The variety is impressive and while I do love a great French fry or two (or three), it is so refreshing to see that you developed a kid’s menu without them. I highly recommend your restaurant to all of my clients, family and friends and look forward to seeing True Food Kitchen expand throughout the United States so millions of kids can have access to your menu.

If you have any questions about my comments, please feel free to contact me. Keep up the great work. I hope many other restaurants will follow your concept realizing they can design a nutritious kid’s menu that is also delicious.

All the best,

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

About Melanie Silverman

Melanie is a pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist (RD) and a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) working primarily in pediatric nutrition for well over 15 years. She spent seven years as a clinical dietitian at The University of Chicago Medical Center in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, adult and pediatric burn units, and high risk pediatric follow-up clinic. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago. Melanie has presented at state and national meetings for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), March of Dimes, Prader-Willi California Foundation, Texas Prader-Willi Association, Oklahoma Prader Willi Syndrome Association, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) in the United States and Canada and the Prader-Willi Syndrome USA (PWSA). She worked hard for her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Spanish from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, California Dietetic Association, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Women’s Health Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs and an active member of the International Lactation Consultant Association.