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 and snacks by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Meet the Dietitian

Christina Melancon, RD is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

-Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs
-Navigating the dining locations to find healthier menu options
-Vegan and vegetarian nutrition
-Nutrition presentations, events and programming

She has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. She works with students, faculty and staff to encourage a healthy lifestyle. She also assists students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment.

To schedule a meeting with Christina please contact her at:

My Zone

My Zone is our campus pantry where food items needed by students with Celiac disease, peanut or tree nut allergies are stored and prepared with precautions against cross-contact. This area is free of tree nut, peanut and gluten-containing ingredients and products. Also available is a gluten-free on-demand menu of entrees and side dishes that our chefs can prepare for you upon request. You can find My Zone program at East Campus Commons.

Simple Servings

Simple Servings is our allergen-safe dining option for our customers with food allergies and 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. Stop into East Campus Commons to check out our delicious simple and safe meals, or grab a pre-packaged Simple Servings meal in the My Zone fridge in Flynn Dining Commons.

Mindful mindful-icon

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.

VegetarianMenu 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.

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