The Well-Being Indicator® represents more than just numbers. It gives you a quick, at-a-glance visual that puts nutrition into an overall context of health.
Because we care about your well-being, Lafayette Dining Services is introducing Bon Appétit Management Company’s Well-Being Indicator®, a holistic nutrition program that makes it easy to find the healthful options in the café.
|Staple menu items, like those at the grill, are marked with an i for more information. Scan the QR code on the sign or visit the menu page for a full nutrient analysis on these dishes with fixed recipes.||The number at the bottom represents the calories in one serving of the meal. It’s not directly tied to the arrow’s fullness, since a high calorie item may be packed with healthful nutrients, while an item that’s low in calories may not have healthful attributes.|
|Menu items featuring whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean protein are the highest rated on the arrow (more green), while other menu items with added sugar, saturated fat and sodium receive lower ratings.|
We cook from scratch with seasonal ingredients to bring you the best flavor year round. The Well-Being Indicator® is designed to give you the information you need to make choices, while giving your chefs the creative freedom to offer an exciting variety of foods you love.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this program being introduced?
We care about your health and responding to your needs. We are introducing the Well-Being Indicator® because we want to provide information that will help you find the healthy options offered throughout the café.
What information is available to me?
Most items in the café now include a Well-Being Indicator® along with a calorie count. Staple items, cooked using fixed recipes, also include full nutrient analysis. You will see the Well-Being Indicator® on menu signage throughout the café and on this website.
How do chefs determine a meal’s rating?
Chefs evaluate menu items against a set of criteria developed by registered dietitians, which includes nutritionally important ingredients and cooking methods. The arrow is generated by adding the fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and lean protein content of the item, then subtracting for added sugar, sodium, or saturated fats. Meals with the healthiest attributes appear with a fuller arrow, while meals with fewer healthy attributes appear with a less full arrow. Meals containing more than 1200 calories, 40 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat OR 1500 milligrams of sodium appear with an empty arrow.
We attempt to provide nutrition information that is as complete as possible. The nutritional values are based on standard product formulations, data from our suppliers and are based on the specified portion size. Variations may occur due to the use of regional suppliers, seasonal influences, differences in product preparation at the unit level and recipe revisions. Nutrient values are rounded according to FDA Rounding Rules. This information is always subject to change and will be updated periodically.