Wellness

At Margaret Mary Health, we understand serving our community means actually getting out into the community, beyond the walls of our hospital, to meet the needs of area families.

Eat Well. Live Well.

At MMH, we’re committed to helping you live a healthier life. That’s why, effective Monday, June 25, you’ll notice a new labeling system in the Café that promotes healthier food choices. To help you identify which foods are best for you, all items will be labeled using our Go-Slow-Whoa system below. If you have questions or would like to provide us with feedback on the labeling system, email us at dietitian@mmhealth.org.

Green

Eat these foods most often. They are lowest in calories, added sugar and sodium.

Yellow

Eat these foods sometimes. They are higher in calories, added sugar and sodium.

Red

Eat these foods least often. They are highest in calories, added sugar and sodium.

Food Type Red Yellow Green
Entrees (Meat or Mixed Dish) > 500 calories
> 600 mg sodium
300-500 calories
360-600 mg sodium
< 300 calories
< 360 mg sodium
Burger/Sandwich/Pizza > 650 calories > 900 mg sodium 350-650 calories 600-900 mg sodium < 350 calories
< 600 mg sodium
Side Items > 250 calories
> 360 mg sodium
100-250 calories
140-360 mg sodium
< 100 calories
< 140 mg sodium
Soup > 350 calories
> 800 mg sodium
200-350 calories
480-800 mg sodium
< 200 calories
< 480 mg sodium
Cereal > 200 calories
> 10 g sugar & < 3 g fiber
< 200 calories
> 10 g sugar, < 3 g fiber
< 200 calories < 10 g sugar, > 3 g fiber
Snack Foods (ie. chips, desserts) > 250 calories
> 30 g carbohydrate
150-250 calories
15-30 g carbohydrates
< 150 calories
< 15 g carbohydrate
Beverages Regular soda, drinks
with > 50 calories/serving
2% milk, flavored nonfat milk, drinks with < 50 calories/serving, 100% juice Water, unsweetened tea, nonfat milk, diet soda, drinks with < 40 calories/serving
Protein Cups (egg, cheese, meat salads) > 250 calories
> 4 g sat fat
> 600 mg sodium
200-250 calories
2-4 g sat fat
230-600 mg sodium
< 200 calories
< 2 g sat fat
< 230 mg sodium