Health & Wellness Society & Culture

UGA Food Services offers mobile ‘Build Your Plate’ option

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Food Services is now offering a to-go version of its Build Your Plate website. Designed specifically for students, the mobile website will give anyone eating on the UGA campus an easier way to navigate through menu options and calculate nutritional information.

Diners have two options for viewing nutritional information-by selecting a single item or by assembling a meal from multiple items. The first step is to go to on a smartphone or tablet, select Build Your Plate and then navigate through the calendar, locations and menus to create a meal.

“Whether students want to see the menu and build their plate before entering the dining commons or review the information while in line or even after their meal, the mobile Build Your Plate feature makes it easy for students to make good meal choices,” said Jeanne Fry, executive director of Food Services.

Before the Build Your Plate option, Food Services provided nutrition information in the dining commons through the Food Fact Finders. These books, located in each dining commons, will continue to be available. In 2011, the Food Fact Finders went online; and, in 2012, Food Services introduced Build Your Plate to its newly designed website.

“During the past year, we’ve progressed significantly in how we provide information to students,” Fry said. “Having the Build Your Plate feature available online and on mobile devices allows students and guests to access our menu easily while making healthy food selections.”

The mobile website came about due to the collaboration of Food Services staff members in the meal planning, nutrition and IT who worked to incorporate current, date-driven nutritional information into Build Your Plate.

For more information on the Food Services nutrition program, see