ORS Division of Employee Services, in partnership with Eurest Dining
Services, recently launched a new Balanced Choices campaign in
the 6 Eurest dining centers on campus.
The program was developed by a task force of registered dietitians,
chefs and managers, and "provides a wellness vision for the Eurest
dining centers," according to ORS. "The program is anchored by
comprehensive training and is updated to reflect emerging nutrition
and wellness trends."
The Balanced Choices icon system enables customers to identify
menu items that meet their dietary needs.
Can you identify the icons at left?
Each Balanced Choices entrée will display a product identification
card at the point of service. The card will note the menu item
name and the icon(s) for that particular entrée. Each menu item
has been analyzed to meet the specific icon criteria.
A few of the breakfast items customers can choose from include
the Denver scrambled eggs with low-fat cheese and low-cholesterol
eggs, or the orange oatmeal muffins. Lunch items include a honey
dijon chicken sandwich, or a garden salad with lime cilantro dressing.
Balanced Choices entrées and sides will change daily but will always
carry the product identification card. In addition, all of the
deli salads and salad bar entrées are now made with light mayonnaise.
Look for the Balanced Choices campaign board at the entrance of
each Eurest dining center for up-to-date nutrition information.
Also, don't forget to pick up a handy pocket Food
For more information about the campaign and to obtain monthly
coupons good for free and discounted items, visit http://does.ors.od.nih.gov/food/balancedChoices.htm.