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.

Food Allergies and Simple Servings

College is complicated enough; enjoying a meal at the resident dining hall shouldn't be. But choosing meals can present undue anxieties for the growing number of students who are arriving on college campuses with food allergies that can be dangerous-even fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis.

Simple Servings is Sodexo's solution to proactively address most of the ingredients that account for 90 percent of all food-allergy reactions: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. The 8th FDA specified allergen, fin fish, is included in the offer. Simple Servings also recognizes the current skyrocketing demand for gluten-free foods, which certain students may require out of medical necessity (celiac disease) or simply by choice. Simple Servings also appeals to students who prefer plain and simple foods and those with other health-related dietary concerns, such as Type I diabetes. With Simple Servings, students can comply with food allergy or other dietary concerns without feeling singled out. They won't have to go off campus for their meals or miss out on dining with their friends while waiting for the chef to specially prepare their meals. All foods offered at the Simple Serving station are naturally free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. Straightforward preparation techniques assure transparency of ingredients, and help students prepare to be responsible for their own shopping and cooking in future. The lunch and dinner menu change daily and include varied protein options: beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. All side dishes are vegan, containing no milk, eggs, or meat products.

For questions, concerns, and to learn more about Simple Servings, contact Leah McCrea at 563-387-1396.

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs. 

We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call Leah at 563-387-1396 or send us a note using the feedback form.

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Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature!

Locate a healthier choice! All Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each Mindful item is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories from fat, fewer than 10% of calories from saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium and cholesterol.

Meet the dietitian

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Lexi Cournoyer is our District Registered Dietitian providing education and support to 13 accounts in both Minnesota and Iowa. Lexi has a passion for preventative nutrition and focuses on helping students, employees, and the dining servicers staff develop a positive relationship with food. She also assists students with dietary restrictions ensuring they receive save, wholesome, and delicious meals in all of our dining services locations.


Her Services Include:

  • Food Allergy Management
  • Special Diet Accommodation Requests
  • Dining Hall Tours
  • Healthy Dorm Room Cooking Demonstrations
  • Nutrition and wellness presentation programming
  • Sports Nutrition Presentations
  • Education and Nutritional Guidance for College Students
  • Food Sample Events
  • Wellness Fairs

Do you have a nutrition or wellness related question? You can contact Lexi at alexa.cournoyer@sodexo.com

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.