NEWS | Feb. 17, 2015

Go-for-Green at the DFAC

By Staff Sgt. Jacob Miller 628th Force Support Squadron

In today's world, the terms healthy and convenience do not necessarily go hand in hand. 

In an effort to bridge this gap for our team members at Joint Base Charleston, the Gaylor Dining Facility operates an Air Force program developed to help patrons choose healthy, fast options. 

This program is called "Go for Green."  Go for Green is a nutritional recognition labeling system designed to provide a quick snapshot assisting Airmen with choosing healthier items.  While customer favorites like burgers and fries will remain available, the "Go-for-Green" initiative provides a healthy alternative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

So how does it work?  It's simple!  Upon entering the food serving line at the dining facility, Airmen will see placards identifying the meal options as either "Green", "Yellow", or "Red."  Green food items help to increase performance and improve overall health.  These items should be eaten often and cover the majority of your plate.  Yellow food items provide moderate health benefits, however they contain more calories, fat and/or sodium content per serving than Green food items.  Finally, Red foods are performance limiting foods containing excessive calories, fat, and/or sodium.  These food items should be eaten rarely or your health and performance will be hindered. 

Next time you visit the Dining Facility, we hope you will review our "Go-for-Green" placards and make the best healthy, convenient, fast choice for your meal plan!  For more information about the program, Airmen can contact Master Sgt. Le'Trecia Williams-Knight or Tech. Sgt. Doneshia Porter at 843-963-3595.