Checkmark indicates healthy food choice
A new initiative makes it easier for students, faculty and staff members to find healthy choices when seeking meals or snacks on campus.
The Healthy Choice checkmark appears next to menu items in campus restaurants or near prices of items in quick service locations that are fresh or low in calories, sodium and saturated fat.
The idea to find and label healthy items started with the Health and Wellness task force. The actual work of combing through nutrition information was then led by Jody Vogelzang, assistant professor of public health and director of the master of clinical dietetics program, and students.
The team collaborated with Campus Dining and Health and Wellness to finalize the food list and promote it. Healthy Choice items and general tips for healthy eating are listed on the websites for both departments.