Nutrition kiosk offers answers for UC-Santa Barbara students

Kiosks offer calorie counts and allergen information.

May 24—With the recent installation of Net Nutrition kiosks in each dining commons at University of California of Santa Barbara, students can now check the nutrition facts of each and every meal.

Net Nutrition was initially conceived to be an online program, but developed into a smartphone application for students as well. Students can see the weekly menu for each dining commons, as well as screen menus for allergens or other dietary preferences (such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free). A calculator feature also allows students to pick and choose from each meal’s menu, and then add up the standard nutrition facts for each food item.