What is the Right Choice Program?
The Right Choice For A Healthier You™ is a workplace nutrition education program of USConnect® designed to help you live a healthier lifestyle by making smart food choices, and to inform you about the ongoing efforts to balance and enhance nutrition in the food and beverage products we offer. This website is an extension of our program, and features extended information, resources, recipes, and tips to help you make delicious, nutritious choices at work and at home.
USConnect® has developed dietary guidelines and a listing of food, snack, and beverage products available as well as products that meet the specific dietary guidelines. We are excited to offer this program, which coincides with the direction and focus of the leading medical health agencies' recommendations toward better eating for prevention of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
The Right Choice For A Healthier You™ dietary guidelines include levels on caloric content, sodium, cholesterol, fat (including saturated and trans fats) and sugar. The guidelines also highlight intake of protein and fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. Any item meeting the dietary guidelines establishes qualification for the apple logo—indicating that the product meets or exceeds The Right Choice For A Healthier You™ criteria.
USConnect’s goal of providing reliable nutrition education and offering alternative healthier products that meet specific guidelines reflects the www.MyPlate.gov principles of balance and portion control. All of our recommendations follow science-based referencing from the following:
- Dietary Guidelines 2015: The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines are designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.
- United States Department of Health and Human Services: It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.