Educate and empower yourself to make healthy choices at the Unity St. Mary’s Campus cafeteria with the Red, Yellow, Green Plate Program designed by Unity Health System’s Food & Nutrition Services team.
What’s on your plate?
Based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, this program promotes healthy eating habits that can prevent serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
We’re making choosing the right foods as easy as Red, Yellow, Green.
What do these colors mean?
Green means go. Green Foods contain a fruit and/or vegetable, or whole grain.
Yellow means caution. Yellow Foods may contain fruit, vegetables, or whole grains.
- Entrees have less than 500 calories and less than five grams of saturated fat per serving.
- Individual items have less than 200 calories and less than two grams of saturated fat per serving.
- Beverages have less than 100 calories and less than two grams of saturated fat per serving.
Red means stop. Red Foods contain very little or no fruit, vegetable, or whole grain. They are also high in calories and saturated fat.
- Entrees may contain more than 500 calories or more than five grams of saturated fat.
- Individual items may contain more than 200 calories or more than two grams of saturated fat.
- Beverages may contain more than 100 calories or more than two grams of saturated fat.
- Entrees contain more than 500 calories and more than five grams of saturated fat.
- Individual items contain more than 200 calories and/or more than two grams of saturated fat.
- Beverages contain more than 100 calories and/or more than two grams of saturated fat.
Build a Better Plate
If you’re ready to make healthy food choices, we’re ready to help make it easy. Pick up a personal menu guide today at the Unity St. Mary’s cafeteria or,
Take the Healthy Home – Farm Market on Wheels from Clover Road Farm
Plus, all Unity employees receive $2 off any $15 purchase of organic vegetables. (One of many RARES discounts available to Unity employees.)
|Farm markets are great. The food is fresh and wholesome, plus you get the opportunity to support local businesses. And when they come to you – or at least where you work – that’s even better.
Each week during the growing season, Clover Road Farms travels to four Unity campuses bringing:
- Organic produce
- Dry bulk goods
- Homemade bread, rolls, and other bakery items
Salad greens: Fresher than fresh.
Clover Road Farm visits Unity Health System June 13 through the end of September.
Click here to see the schedule of appearances at the four campuses.
Seeds of Change Vegan Cooking Class
Even though eating a vegan diet provides many benefits such as weight loss, decreased cholesterol and triglycerides as well as reduced risk for heart disease, it seems too daunting for many people to even try. This class shows you how to make a vegan diet work.
Below are comments from people who took the class in 2012.
It's a gentle introduction to a plant-based diet with a focus on convenient, healthy options for families on the go or those new to this way of eating.
Stefenie King M.D., Unity Family Medicine at Parkway
I really enjoyed the class. I got to try things I wouldn't have tried. I learned a lot and I lost 20 POUNDS!
Cheryl Barron, Coordinator of Information System Billing