Trying to eat healthier, go vegetarian, or need information about made-without-gluten products on campus?
Check out our nutritional guides!
What is Balanced U?
Balanced U is a holistic approach to food and nutrition. It’s based on one concept-we eat food. To help our customers understand how food plays into health, Balanced U consists of three components: Icons, Monthly Subjects and Stealth Health.
Icons: A basic icon system to easily identify better options (limited in nutrients that can be detrimental to health); vegetarian options, vegan options and sustainable food choices. Eating healthy should not focus on what a food doesn’t have, instead it should focus on what it does have. Nutrient dense with limited amounts of fats, sodium, cholesterol and calories.
Monthly Subjects: Educational opportunities developed to focus on functional food topics of interest to students and positively impact a healthy lifestyle.
Stealth Health: A back of the house kitchen responsibilities to increase the nutritional value of foods served to students. Goals include reducing calories, sodium, fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, increasing fruit and vegetable intake and increasing fiber intake.
This icon identifies some of the best meal options we offer. They provide a balance of nutrients to portion size. Foods identified with this label must not exceed these nutrient limits:
|These foods do not contain any poultry, pork, beef, seafood or fish. No stocks made from poultry, pork, beef, seafood or fish may used either. These foods may contain eggs or dairy products. There are no calorie or other nutrition limits on these foods.
|These foods do not contain any animal products at all. This includes: honey; eggs; dairy products of any kind; chicken, seafood, beef, ham or any other animal stock or base. There are no calorie or other nutrition limits on these foods.|
|These foods contain a product that has a positive environmental impact and are part of our sustainability initiatives. There are no calorie or nutrition limits on these foods. Current Sustainable products include; chicken produced without the routine use of antibiotics, sustainable Seafood on the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Best Choices & Good Alternatives lists, Cage-Free Shell Eggs, rBGH free|
Stealth Health at Towers Cafe: