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Mary Jo Brunner (left) and Teresa Kvam (center) talk with Jet's Coffee Bistro owner Jonathan Timm about the new restaurant project being launched by the New Richmond Vitality Initiative. (Photo by Jeff Holmquist)

Vitality approved!

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When a customer eats out for dinner, trying to select a healthy menu item can be a veritable dietary minefield.

A wrap can seem like a healthier choice than a burger or chicken sandwich with chips, but evaluating what choice is better than the other often goes beyond the brief description provided by restaurants.


That's why New Richmond's Vitality Initiative is working with local restaurants to scientifically evaluate menu items and give its approval to various recipes.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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