Eating Healthy

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. Vegetarian dishes are offered at various locations on campus, some examples are listed on our Vegetarian page.


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. Visit our Vegetarian page to view some of our options on campus.

Plant-based meals only use ingredients from plants such as: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes & nuts. They may also include honey and sugar. Plant-based


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

Food Allergies

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs.

Simple Servings  is our on-campus resident dining option where we provide safe and appetizing food choices for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, and those who prefer simple foods. Located in Harless Dining Hall, all meals are prepared and served without the use of 8/9 of the main food allergens (milk, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, sesame) & gluten.

Dining Menus and Allergen Labeling 

Our provided menus contains statements specifically highlighting the top nine allergens (milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, sesame) and gluten. Guests may check on the presence of allergens prior to planning their meals using theonline menuor the Everyday mobile app.The information is also posted on menu boards in the dining center.

Our facilities prepare and serve menu items containing gluten and the top food allergens including:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Peanuts
  • Wheat
  • Sesame
  • Fish
  • Tree Nuts
We follow safety protocols when preparing the menu items however; we cannot eliminate the possibility of cross-contact or declare any item free of any allergen or gluten. Please inform the Registered Dietitian or a Marshall Dining manager to accommodate individual dietary needs and decrease your risk of a reaction.

We strive to accommodate the full-spectrum of dietary needs and restrictions by providing daily rotating vegetarian, vegan and gluten & allergen safe options (SimpleServings & SimpleZone). If you have a dietary accommodation you feel cannot be met in the dining hall, please contact The Office of Disability Services.

We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have an existing Allergy, Special Dietary Needs, or questions about our Allergen practices, please contact:


Mark Arnold

General Manager, Marshall Dining 

MSC 1W31 

 Susan Hurd 

Susan Hurd

Registered Dietician 

Josie Wallace

Josie Wallace

Executive Chef

Harless Dining Hall