UHV Dining starts nutrition and wellness program

Aug. 24, 2013 at 3:24 a.m.

Just in time for the new school year Monday, University of Houston-Victoria Jaguar Hall Dining and Aramark will launch a student healthy lifestyle program.

Aramark Healthy for Life is a comprehensive and integrated approach to health and wellness that features healthy food choices, nutrition education and wellness programs that work together to support healthier lifestyles. Jaguar Hall Dining is managed by Aramark.

"Students are thinking differently about their menu choices and are actively seeking information about how nutrition impacts their health," said Geoff Herbert, resident district manager for UHV Jaguar Hall Dining/Aramark. "Healthy for Life helps students gain a better understanding of food and empowers them to make the choices that will ultimately help them live healthier lives."

Healthy for Life includes menus featuring lower calorie, lower fat, whole-grain and vegetarian or vegan choices as well as a variety of tools, programs and events designed to make it easy for students to select balanced food choices and learn how they can establish and maintain lifelong healthy eating habits.

Information about the healthy lifestyle program will be featured in the expanded Jaguar Hall Dining area. The $800,000 summer expansion project increased the size of the seating area and added room for additional food stations and a new grill. The produce area is twice as large as before.

The Healthy for Life program was piloted on more than 30 college and university campuses.



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