calories on SU Food menus

Show calorie amounts on SU Food menus


Currently, all food menus in the su bar and other food venues do not show calories in the food. It would help students who wish to be conscious of their calorie intake and help students to keep to a diet.


Matthew McIntee







    October 6th

    We are setting up a project group to work with our venues team in order to find a way to make this idea work without any significant downside such as increases in products' prices.


    October 18th

    The Executive Team has decided that Tancrede Chartier will lead the idea.


    October 25th

    SU venues do not have a fixed menu, thus the ingredients change over time and it would be difficult to display their calories. Furthermore, the request would be rather expensive according to staff members. VP Services & Comms is working in collaboration with the student to explore possible solutions.


    January 25th

    Even if the original idea is not financially possible at this moment in time we have come to an agreement to show where the healthy options are. 


    June 5th

    Unfortunately, this idea cannot be progressed any further. The large implementation cost to bring this in, would mean a massive increase in the price of food already available. Given that the new Student Parliment decided to focus on reducing the cost of living as one of their priorities, this would work against that, meaning overall it is simply not feasible as this point in time. 


Felix Lee
4:32pm on 3 Oct 17 Fully support that idea!
Sacha Gilham
4:17pm on 2 Oct 17 Great idea
Fabian Green
12:25am on 28 Sep 17 Most food outlets introduced this long ago so it makes perfect sense for the SU to do the same.
Adam Wright
6:10pm on 27 Sep 17 Great idea
Lili Lazarova
3:16pm on 27 Sep 17 That's an amazing idea!

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