October 20, 2014  

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Smartphone App Connects Southern Miss Students with Healthy Meal Choices

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Just in time for back-to-school, busy University of Southern Mississippistudents on the go can now quickly and easily check out the campus dining hall menu, find nutrition information, provide feedback and more — all with a click of their Smartphone. Eagle Dining has launched its CampusDish® Mobile App to assist students in making healthy, informed meal selections.

To help students find nutrition information quickly and easily, the new CampusDish® app is currently available for free download in the iPhone, iPad, and Android app stores. The app makes it easy for students to search for meals meeting specific nutrition requirements further promoting healthy eating habits. For instance, if a student is looking for a meal with less than 500 calories or less than 10 grams of fat, he or she can input the information through the app and quickly view which menu items are being served and where they are available on the Southern Miss’ campus.

“We are excited to introduced this tool to our campus community and provide our students and staff with information to help them make healthy lifestyle choices,” said Ches Roberts, resident district manager of Eagle Dining. “The Campus Dish® Mobile App is an example of our commitment to promote health and wellness within our dining environments.”

In addition to posting the nutrition content for the menu items being offered, this new app allows students to submit feedback about the dining program, offer suggestions and ask questions, as well as share the app with friends through a simple click.

ARAMARK at Southern Miss is the primary food service provider on campus. With 10 locations and concessions, ARAMARK has over 200 employees and strives for excellence in food quality and customer service.

ARAMARK Higher Education is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, conference center, and stadium and arena services. ARAMARK enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America.  For more information and a list of services, visit www.aramarkhighered.com.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.