Nutritional Information and Resources
The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) is dedicated to providing all employees and visitors to the NIH with the tools to make informed decisions about their nutritional needs and the dining center offerings available at the NIH.
Nutritional Information - Brochures
By following the links on this page you can view the nutritional analysis for many of the items currently being offered within the Eurest Dining Services facilities. We will continue to update this page as additional nutritional analysis are made available.
New Portion Plate Program
Incorporating My Plate into your Diet
Are you looking for a new way to control your portions while enjoying your lunch?
Now you have a choice - Portion Plate
Eurest Dining Services has incorporated as part of their weekly Tuesday menu selections the New Portion Plate with designated areas for Protein, Starch, Fruits and Vegetables.
Each Portion Plate entree will offer:
- 3 ounces of Protein
- 1 cup of Vegetables or 1/2 cup of Vegetables and 1 Fresh Fruit
- 1/2 cup Grains, Pasta or Potatoes
- 1 Poland Spring bottled water
Nutrient analysis will be available onsite.
Eurest Dining Services
(Buildings 10-ACRF, 10-CRC, 10-B1, 31, 35, 40, 45)
In January 2011, changes were made in the way the entrees were portioned and priced in the dining centers operated by Eurest Dining Services.
These changes were made to meet the requirements of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 21 U.S.C. 343(q)(5)(H) implemented in March 2011. Within the Eurest Dining Centers, detailed nutritional information on each item served over 60 times per year is displayed and available for your review.
Some portion sizes have been reduced to USDA recommended sizes to meet the more stringent requirements. In cases where the portion size is reduced, a corresponding lower price will be charged. For those of you wishing to purchase an additional portion, an a la carte price will be available. This information is intended to help you, the customer, make more informed choices when visiting the NIH dining centers.
We have included many useful links which can help you make the right decisions for your dietary needs toward persuing healthy eating habits.