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For Your Health

Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow.  Your Sodexo dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience.  From recipes that include the most nutritious mix of ingredients to offering educational resources for positive lifestyle habits, healthy options are the result of a team dedicated to advancing the well-being of the entire campus community.

Another important part of our focus on health and wellness is the use of seasonal menus, featuring fresh and healthy ingredients - many of which are grown by local or regional farmers.  Every season has its own unique produce that is showcased in delicious signature dishes to highlight the distinct flavors and natural appeal of seasonal items.

Healthy ChoicesSodexo's nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices.

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus to help you meet your dietary needs or desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to your on-campus Sodexo manager or chef. If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help!  Sodexo has registered dietitians ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices. 

For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs we have informational resources and customized menus to address your needs.  These menus meet the strictest compliance standards, without sacrificing flavor, texture or presentation. 

On-Campus Registered Dietitian

Sodexo at The University of Vermont has a Registered Dietitian on staff available to assist students in addressing their individual dietary concerns. Our Registered Dietitian, can be contacted through our Main Office at 802.656.4664.

Alternative Dietary Needs

At University Dining Services we understand that there are students with alternative dietary needs. UDS offers a wide variety of foods and resources available to assist students in making menu selections and designing a dining plan that works for you.

For those students with allergies, ethnic or religious observance, intolerances, or other needs please feel free to contact our Registered Dietitian, at 802.656.4664, or our Dining Service Managers.

  • Quick Start for Celiac Disease

  • Gluten Basics

  • Gluten Free Guildlines
  • My Zone

    My Zone

    All three resident dining locations have an allergen-free area called "My Zone." Our spaces are designed to provide a safe environment for those with specific dietary needs or food allergies. No nut or gluten items are allowed to enter the space and the area is equipped with a designated microwave, refrigerator, toaster, gloves and allergen-free prep surfaces.Our "My Zone" spaces are not certified allergen-free.


    Each of our thirteen units offer Vegan and Vegetarian options as part of their daily menu cycle. Our three resident and two of our retail dining locations have dedicated Vegan/Vegetarian platforms.

    On-Line and Nutrition Information

    On-Line Logos

    Our Unlimited Dining halls and two retail locations have upgraded their on-line menus to include nutritional facts, ingredients and allergen information. In addition, on-line menus have icons indicating if the menu selection is vegan, vegetarian and/or a well-balanced plate. Customers can select items for the day and/or week to generate a personal nutritional summary including caloric intake. We are actively working on providing on-line menus for our other locations.

    The University Dining Services Nutrition webpage also highlights the “For Your Health” program that is part of Sodexo’s “A Better Tomorrow Starts Today” initiative. The website includes links to the Nutritional Calculator, Meet Your Dietitian and MyPlate, which is a website hosted by the US Department of Agriculture focused on eating healthy, well-balanced meals.



    A collection of healthy recipes that guarantees the use of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Each Mindful meal contains:

    • 600 Calories for less
    • 35% or less of total calories from fat
    • 800mg or less of sodium

    Click here for more information about Sodexo Mindful Program.



    Sodexo recipes are featured in the popular phone app, MyFitnessPal. Customers can search for Sodexo recipes and/or scan the barcodes of items to track nutritional information. Visit your favorite app store to download today!


    It is no fun to be sick so far from home. University Dining Services coordinates with the University to provide meals for students who are ill. As a student you can authorize a friend to pick up a meal using your ID and a completed Sick Tray Form. Your friend must present both to one of our customer service representatives at the dining location of your choice. The transaction is for one Meal or up to $10.00 in points depending on the dining location used. One form is to be completed for each meal request.

    Nutrition Topics

    Nutrition Links

    A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!
    Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet.

    Nutrition Calculator
    Look up the nutritional data and other information for a variety of menu items

    My Plate
    Get healthy eating tips, create a personalized plan, and more with the latest information from the USDA

    General Dietitian Info
    Ask your health questions to one of our registered dietitians.

    On-Campus Dietitian

    Alternative Dietary Needs

    Kosher Foods

    My Zone


    On-Line Menus and Nutrition Information



    Sick Tray

    Influenza Resources

    Wellness Tools

    Nutrition Topic

    Nutrition Resources

    A better tomorrow starts today