Choose Orange Program

Choose Orange Program

University Dining Services at OSU-STW is using a healthy icon to help students, faculty and staff follow the US Dietary Guidelines. Overall, a healthy eating pattern will limit added sugars, saturated fats, trans fats and sodium. A small shift in food and beverage choices can make a difference in working toward a healthy pattern that works for the individual person.  The Choose Orange icon is a simple tool to help people choose healthier items. The Choose Orange icon can be found on menu boards, c-stores and vending machines. In addition, vinyl clings have recently been added to vending machines to explain the Choose Orange program, and the number of healthy items has been increased in vending machines.

Choose Orange is a program adaptable to other campuses and locations.  In Spring 2016, OSU-Tulsa implemented the Choose Orange program on their campus.  For additional information about Choose Orange, contact Patty Anson at panson@okstate.edu. (Reprinted with permission from www.cdc.gov)