A health information partnership of JHU Dining Services and the JHU Student Health and Wellness Center, the Hopkins Healthy Options Program is simply designed to provide our customers with nutritional information on the many healthy food options in our dining facilities. Using both the American Heart Association and the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) nutritional guidelines and information, we've developed the program as a simple and effective means of helping you identify healthier food choices at every meal, every day.
At JHU Dining, we don't believe in bad foods-- just bad food choices. We firmly believe that there's a time and place for virtually all types of food, and understanding the basics of nutrition will help you make informed eating decisions. Premiering at the Fresh Food Café and soon at all JHU dining locations across campus, the Hopkins Healthy Option Program will point you to healthier choices so you can make your own better informed decisions.
Look for the Hopkins Healthy Option Symbol
So look for the Hopkins Healthy Option Program symbol in the servery when dining at the Fresh Food Café and soon in other JHU dining facilities on campus. For those looking for a full meal suggestion, we'll provide you with our recommendation at each meal period. For those who prefer to mix it up-- we'll also provide a variety of individual menu items that meet the Hopkins Healthy Option Program criteria.
You'll see the Hopkins Healthy Option logo at deli counters, grills, salad stations and even at pizza and dessert counters. We strive to make it easy for you to make good, informed food no matter what choose to eat.
By choosing one of these items, you'll know that it meets the basic criteria of the program-- meaning it's a healthier option-- low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is made with low fat dairy products, vegetable or leaner animal proteins and healthier oils.
Finally, it's important to note that the Hopkins Healthy Option program is not designed to be a weight loss or medically-endorsed program, but rather an information source for the campus community. For those interested in weight loss programs, be sure to consult the Student Health and Wellness Center before beginning any diet or exercise program.
For more information on making healthy choices