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Food Icons

Dining Services and University Health Services work with the university's dining vendors to implement a food icon program to help our diners make healthful eating choices. The following icons are used in the Nutrition Calculator App for food and meal items across campus.

whole grain Contains at least 3 grams of dietary fiber per serving and is made with complete or partial whole grain (i.e. 100% whole wheat, rye, oat, corn meal, quinoa, brown rice)
Healthful Choice 500 calories or less per serving and is a good source of one or more important nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D or Potassium
Heart Smart Contains 600 mg or less of salt and 2 grams or less of saturated fat per serving and is trans-fat free
Vegetarian Free of all meat, poultry, fish or shellfish; may contain dairy or egg product
Vegan Free of all animal proteins and animal by-products

References based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and The American Heart Association.