Eat Well Program
Our Eat Well Program is our campus wide initiative that provides students with recipes that incorporate whole, naturally flavorful and nutritious foods prepared with healthful cooking methods. These dishes also meet strict nutritional parameters, taking USDA guidelines into account – while never sacrificing taste or our “food first” philosophy.
Eat Well entreés contain:
- Less than or equal to 400 total calories
- Less than 20g of total fat
- Less than 5g of saturated fat and natural trans fat combined
- Less than 600mg of sodium per serving
Icon Menu System
(Eat Well, Vegetarian, Vegan) are displayed throughout the menus which denotes foods with particular nutritional qualities. This system identifies certain food items that can help students navigate through the dining locations.
East Side and West Side dine-in also offer an extension of the Rooted station with the “Plantiful Table” which incorporates the option of a salad green, grain and an “energizer” (bean, lentils, seeds and toppings).
The Plantiful Table is intended to be the plant-“base” to your day and allows students to consume a beautifully composed salad that is power packed with nutrients like vitamin K, fiber, Calcium, Healthy fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and Selenium etc. This station will also provide complementary proteins which can offer students an additional source of protein throughout the day.
Instead of side salads, students can “build their own” composed salad with only the items they enjoy, limiting food waste and saving the additional plastic containers from the landfill.
Build a Better Sandwich Program
The “Build a Better Sandwich Program” is a guide to help guests compile a sandwich that both fulfilling and nutritious. Sandwiches are helpful in getting dietary fiber, essential b-vitamins and protein.
Build a better sandwich. Choose whole grain breads and lean proteins like chicken or turkey. Then top with veggies to maximize flavor, nutrition and crunch!
1) Start with a Base of whole grains or greens
2) Go lean with protein
3) Fill with veggies
4)Use spreads lightly