TEL cafeteria receives the Eat Smart Award

Smart eating choices at York University have been recognized by Eat Smart, Ontario’s healthy restaurant program. On Nov. 4, the cafeteria located on the main floor of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building on York’s Keele campus received the Eat Smart Award, marking the second year this cafeteria has garnered recognition for its selection of healthy food choices.

Above: Students Jennifer Fajertag (left), Lori Graham (second from left) and Sharise Alonto (far right), all members of York’s Peer Health Education Team, present Ester Dado, food service manager for TEL with the Eat Smart Award

Specifically, the TEL cafeteria was recognized for offering a variety of healthier food choices, on the menu and by request; exceptional standards in food safety, including kitchen staff certified in safe food handling; and 100 per cent smoke-free seating.

Eat Smart, Ontario’s Healthy Restaurant Program, is an exclusive program that awards Ontario restaurants that meet high standards in food safety, nutrition and non-smoking seating. Toronto Public Health participates in this provincial program in association with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Health Education & Promotion, located within the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development, and Food Services, Campus Services & Business Operations are working with Toronto Public Health to bring more Eat Smart establishments to campus. Watch for updates on the Health Education & Promotion Web site. For more information, contact Janis Ellis-Claypool, coordinator, Health Education & Promotion, at ext. 55196 or e-mail