Red Light, Green Light

Janet Paul-RiceJanet Paul Rice
Associate Director of Dining Services
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minn.

We use a nutrition labeling system called Mission: Nutrition, based on the number of fat grams per serving. The labels have colored dots that correspond to the colors of a stoplight. We chose color-coding as an at-a-glance method for students to use to make healthy choices. A red dot means the item has 13.01 grams or more of fat; yellow means it has 5.01 to 13 grams; and green means it has 5 grams or less.

 
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