Displaying Food Cards at Meals

Once you have created all Food Cards and Beverage Cards, you can display them throughout your dining facility during meals. Follow these guidelines for placing Food Cards.

  • Use only approved standardized Go for Green® Food Cards
  • Make sure the Food Card is located near its matching food.
  • Make sure the color code makes sense with the food it describes.
    • If you think something was coded wrong, bring it to the attention of the Shift Supervisor or NCO.
  • Display Food Cards and Beverage Cards in a clean, organized manner.
    • Avoid displaying labels that are falling off, cluttered, or blurred.
  • For more best practices, read G4G Food Card Presentation

  • Use the approved G4G signs instead of Food Cards in compact areas requiring multiple labels (such as a salad bar or condiment station)

Food Card Holders

Use Food Card holders as a G4G best practice to neatly display Food Cards in an organized manner. 

Tip: Use your current Food Card holders if they’re the correct size and in good condition. The following table compares different Food Card holders.

Product Name Pros Cons Price
(depends on quantity ordered)
Fits large-sized cards (3.5" x 5.5")
Black Plastic Sign Frame With Suction Cup Mounting Clips

Black Plastic Sign Frame with Suction Cup Mounting Clips

  • Protective cover helps keep Food Cards clean
  • Border looks neat and professional
  • Suction cup might not stick to all surfaces
  • More difficult to change out Food Cards
  • Border takes up more space on the sneeze guard, especially in small spaces
$6.99/each
Expressly HUBERT® Clear Plastic Suction Cup Sign Holder

Expressly HUBERT Clear Plastic Suction Cup Sign Holder

  • Protective cover helps keep Food Cards clean
  • Clear holder maximizes view of Food Cards
  • Suction cup might not stick to all surfaces
  • Lightweight and might not withstand extensive cleaning
$4.29/each
Fits small-sized cards (2.25" x 3.5")
Expressly HUBERT® Cling-IT™ Adhesive Sign Holders With Black Border

Expressly HUBERT Cling-IT Adhesive Sign Holders with Black Border

  • Protective cover helps keep Food Cards clean
  • Border looks neat and professional
  • More difficult to change out Food Cards
  • Border takes up more space on sneeze guard, especially in small spaces

$46.19/pack

(10 holders)

Expressly HUBERT® Clear Plastic Mini Suction Cup Sign Holder

Expressly HUBERT Clear Plastic Mini Suction Cup Sign Holder

  • Clear holder maximizes view of Food Cards
  • Can be used on all flat surfaces
  • Suction cup might not stick to all surfaces
  • Lightweight and might not withstand extensive cleaning

$16.95/bag

(5 holders)

Fits all sizes
Expressly HUBERT® Stainless Steel Dual Height Reversible Sign Holder

Expressly HUBERT Stainless Steel Dual Height Reversible Sign Holder

  • Fits all Food Cards
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • 2 adjustable heights
  • Less secure than other holders when it comes to keeping Food Cards in place
  • Can only be used on flat surfaces
$6.89/each