Menu Tags & Symbols

A graphic with a red boarder and the words "Strawberry French Toast Caserole". Below the title are two symbols, a green circle with a white leaf symbol and a blue circle with a white house symbol. Below the symbols are the words "for allergen information, please visit or website:" and a QR code linking to tags are an excellent way to choose options that fit your lifestyle while on the meal plan.

Each available menu item at the stations in the dining commons will be marked with dietary information through the use of menu symbols. Nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information can be found on our online Build Your Plate feature, which allows you to see the menu up to 6 days in advance. You can see an example of a menu tag to the right.

Menu symbols on menu tags include:

Green circle with white leaf in the center  Meatless: Meatless; may contain eggs and/or dairy

Yellow circle with a white V in the center  Vegan: Meatless and does not contain animal-based products like honey, eggs, or gelatin

Red circle with white heart in the center  Heart Healthy: Less than 10% of Calories from Saturated Fat, Less than 0.5 grams of Trans Fat, Less than 8 grams of Added Sugar, Less than 480 mg of Sodium.

Blue circle with a white house symbol in the center  Taste of Home Recipe: A family-submitted recipe selected from our annual Taste of Home Celebration to be added to the menu rotation

A black circle with a white capitol H in the center Halal: Certified halal meats in menu items that do not contain pork, alcohol, or uncertified meat/meat products. Fruits, vegetables, vegetarian dishes, and seafood entrees are not currently marked as Halal.


Food Allergen Information

Go to Build Your Plate to view allergen information on individual recipes at the dining commons. You can also learn more about eating on the meal plan with allergies and special diets here.

Menu symbols on Build Your Plate include:

A pink circle with a shell in it.  Contains Crustacean Shellfish

A blue circle with a bottle of milk in it.  Contains Milk

An orange circle with an egg in it.  Contains Eggs

A pink circle with a fish in it.  Contains Fish

A purple circle with GF in it.  Free of Gluten

A brown circle with a walnut in it.  Contains Tree Nuts

A brown circle with a peanut in it.  Contains Peanuts

A green circle with a pod of soybeans in it.  Contains Soybeans

A yellow circle with wheat in it.  Contains Wheat