Eating Healthy on the UGA Meal Plan
Dining on the UGA Meal Plan is a great experience that provides you with delicious and nutritious cuisine. Choose from a variety of healthy options daily within each dining commons. Menu symbols are an excellent way to choose options that fit your lifestyle while on the meal plan. Use the key below to familiarize yourself with our menu symbols:
Heart Healthy: Less than 10% of Calories from Saturated Fat, Less than 0.5 grams of Trans Fat, Less than 480 mg of Sodium.
Nutrition Services are available free of charge to students on the UGA Meal Plan. Meal Plan Participants can discuss personal nutrition goals or concerns with the Registered Dietitian through one-on-one nutrition counseling. Students can also take an eight-session Eating Smart course and learn how to develop a healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercising.
Nutrition Education Stations are located in each dining commons and are supplied with valuable nutrition information for a healthy lifestyle. At these stations you can find nutrition handouts, monthly nutrition displays, healthy recipe cards, and iPads that feature our interactive Build Your Plate app - which provides nutrition and allergy information.
How to Get a Meal if You're Sick or Injured
Any student with an illness or injury can have a friend or family member come to any dining commons and pick up a sick meal for them. The person must bring the ill student’s UGA ID and explain to the cashier that they need a sick meal. All of the dining commons have to-go boxes and are able to supply this service for 1 day. If the student needs meals for more than 1 day, they must seek approval for continued meals through the Registered Dietitian. The RD will contact the student and determine the best way to meet their needs. Sometimes medical documentation is required. Blended meals for students with gastroparesis or jaw surgery is arranged through the Registered Dietitian. Medical documentation is required.