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As part of Balance, we offer information to enable our customers to make knowledgeable choices. The Balance Icon system makes it easy to identify menu items that meet specific nutrition criteria. Whether you are looking for items that support your weight management goals or ones that meet your dietary preferences, the Balance Icons will quickly and easily direct you to what you need. Items that meet the below criteria have been identified through our proprietary recipe management system and will be labeled with the appropriate icon on our menus and signs in the café
FIT – Moderate in calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
Vegetarian – Does not contain meat, fish or poultry but may contain dairy and/or eggs
Controlled Sodium – Contains less than 400 mg of sodium per plate.
The Superfoods icon represents foods that provide health benefits beyond their basic nutrient content. Some examples of Superfoods are:
• Tomatoes- Tomatoes provide one of the best sources of the potent antioxidant, lycopene, as well as vitamins A and C. By cooking tomatoes, we are able to absorb lycopene more easily, making tomatoes a great nutrition booster for sauces, stews and soups.
• Whole Grains- Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. While benefits are most pronounced for those consuming at least 3 servings daily, some studies show reduced risks from as little as one serving daily.
• Squash- Under the sturdy outer skin of winter squash lays a vitamin rich center. These hardy gourds are safely encased packages of nutritious, sweet and creamy flesh that provide beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber.
• Yogurt - Calcium, protein, vitamin D and probiotics make yogurt a well balanced food that scores high on the nutrient density scale.