New York Army National Guard Food Service

Nutritional Awareness

Go For Green™ - Nutrition Education Program

The Go for Green program is the Army’s dining facility nutrition education program. Go for Green is a nutritional recognition labeling system, providing the Soldier with a quick assessment of the nutritional value of menu offerings and food products in the dining facility. The menu offerings and food items are labeled green (eat often), amber (eat occasionally), and red (eat rarely) based on the impact the food can have on a Soldier’s performance. For example, foods labeled green are high performance foods that can positively impact a Soldier’s performance and foods labeled red are performance inhibiting foods which can negatively impact a Soldier performance. The program has posters and menu cards for the serving line providing explanation of the Color coding system:

DOD MENU STANDARDS:
http://www.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/operations_directorate/quad/nutrition/DoD_Menu_Standards_With_Army_Specs.pdf
G4G INSTRUCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
http://www.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/operations_directorate/quad/nutrition/G4G_Procedures_Sept_2012.pdf
G4G PROGRAM CRITERIA:
http://www.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/operations_directorate/quad/nutrition/Program_Criteria_g4g_Approved_Version_2013.pdf
G4G RECIPE NUTRITION ANALYSIS:
http://www.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/operations_directorate/quad/nutrition/G4G_Recipe_Nutrition_Analysis_Red_Amber_Green_New.pdf
G4G POSTERS:
http://www.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/operations_directorate/quad/nutrition/Posters_SA_logo_Go4Green_with_R_status.pdf
ADDITIONAL G4G INFORMATION: Print nutritional fact cards
http://www.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/operations_directorate/quad/nutrition/nutrition_main.html

Choose My Plate

The Food Pyramid has been replaced with the new food icon called Choose My Plate. Choose My Plate focuses on building a healthy plate with balanced portions from the food groups.

For more information visit: http://www.choosemyplate.gov