Healthy Eating

Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Special Diets

Many times, very special diets are required for certain health conditions and we are ready to work with you to make sure your nutritional needs are met. Contact Stephanie May, the Campus Dietitian, to discuss what your current needs are and how we can help you Stephanie May, the Campus Dietitian, will gladly meet individually with any student or faculty member who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy or any other special dietary needs, please contact Stephanie directly via email at or phone at (757) 221-4872. You can also send us a note using the feedback form.

Simple Servings

SimpleServings-stacked    Simple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies or gluten intolerance. This station offers food free from peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, and gluten-containing ingredients. Simple     Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens.

My Zone

myzoneLOGO2MyZone is a gluten, peanut, and tree nut free station that offers a variety of options for those with special dietary needs. At both Commons and Sadler students can find – gluten free breads, cereals, oatmeal, desserts,  and milk and yogurt plant based products. At this station there is a microwave and gluten free toaster available.

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Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature! We are committed to creating healthy environments for our customers. Central to this effort is providing healthy, nutritious foods. The result of this initiative is an approach that focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions and clarity in message so that you can make Mindful choices!

Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10 % of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol. Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

Vegetarian Icon    Menu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, or any meat products such     as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians and may include     eggs and/or dairy products.

Vegan Icon    Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such     as honey.