The staff of the Student Center is aiming to help students improve the nutritional quality of their meal choices by promoting a traffic light color-coded system. Food items are classified and quickly recognized as having maximum, average or poor nutritional value.
Red indicates less-healthy items that are low in nutritional value and high in saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories; consumption of these types should be limited.
Yellow foods are mainly processed foods that provide limited nutritional value, contain moderate amounts of added fat, sugar and salt and should be consumed in moderation.
Green choices should be the main component of students' daily food intake since these are high in nutrients and fiber and have limited fat, sugar and salt.