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Beak Bites

Making Nutritious Choices

Beak Bites logoAre you having a difficult time identifying the healthier items on the menu? Are you trying to eat better and aren’t sure where to start? KU Dining Services has done the work for you! Choose a menu item with the Beak Bites symbol and you’ll know you are picking out a specially selected option for a wholesome, balanced diet.

The dietitians with KU Dining Services have identified menu items that are better for you based on the following guidelines:

Beak Bites Criteria:

Entrée

  • Under 400 calories per serving
  • Contains protein, fiber, and or fruit/vegetable
  • Over 50% grains are whole (if grain is the predominant ingredient)
  • Under 600 mg sodium
  • Under 10 g saturated fat 
  • Not deep fried

Sides and Composed Salads

  • Under 150 calories per serving
  • Contains protein, fiber, and or fruit/vegetable
  • Over 50% grains are whole (if grain is the predominant ingredient)
  • Under 600 mg sodium 

Soup

  • Under 150 calories per serving
  • Under 600 mg sodium
  • Contains fiber, vegetable, or whole grain

Dessert

  • Under 150 calories per serving
  • Contains whole grain and/or is fruit-based
  • Not deep fried 

**Sugar will never be the predominant (first listed) ingredient**

Click here to view the Beak Bites brochure in a new window.

Questions about Beak Bites, nutrition, or dining on campus? Please contact Christine Ebert, Registered Dietitian, at cmebert@ku.edu.


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