12 Jun '12, 1pm

#AirForce dining facilities start color-coding food choices to make healthy living easier

#AirForce dining facilities start color-coding food choices to make healthy living easier

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Many people have heard of "fit to fight" but how many Airmen know proper nutrition is also an important part of fitness? A balanced diet can help fuel one's body, which in turn assists in maintaining fitness goals. The 86th Force Support Squadron has implemented a new Air Force-wide standardized program known as "Go for Green." The "Go for Green" program is an easy-to-understand, color-coded system that shows what's good to eat and what items should be consumed less. "'Go for Green' program is a new program ... implemented Air Force wide," said Airman 1st Class Brittany Davis, a food service journeyman. "It's a way for Airmen to easily identify what items they should be eating in the dining facilities." Green items are low-calorie, low-to-no-fat items that can be eaten as often as one likes, she said. Yellow items are a little higher in...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123305608

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