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

We take pride in sourcing 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 diligently to address food allergies, celiac diets or other special dietary needs.

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year. We want to meet one-on-one with customers who have special dietary needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please contact our dietitian, Kelly Pearson RD, CDN at

Mindful mindful-icon

We are committed to creating healthy environments for our customers. Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature! Mindful 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 Mindful item has fewer than 30% of calories from fat, fewer than 10 % of calories from 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. Click here to learn more about our Mindful program.

Simple Servings at The Court at Benziger

The Simple Servings station at The Court at Benziger provides safe and appetizing food choices for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance and those who prefer simple food. All foods served at this station are prepared with ingredients that do not contain milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten or sesame. The station uses separate equipment/utensils, preparation areas, and storage areas to minimize the potential of allergens or gluten in our Simple Servings foods.

The station is incorporated into the servery to allow students, even those without allergy concerns, to enjoy the wholesome food selections. We ask that guests do not bring food from other stations and only use the plates provided by our servers at Simple Servings.

While the Simple Servings station is designed to allow customers an easy way to avoid allergens and gluten, we encourage our customers with special dietary needs to connect with our registered dietitian. To ensure an enjoyable dining experience, please contact our dietitian Kelly Pearson, RD, CDN at

Meet the Dietitian

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Kelly Pearson, RD, CDN believes that a well-nourished body is fundamental to optimizing health, well-being and academic success. Kelly provides many nutrition services to our students, faculty and staff including nutrition counseling, guest lectures, workshops, tabling events and cooking demonstrations.

Kelly is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Healthy eating on campus
  • Food allergy management
  • Fueling athletic performance
  • Dietary preferences (i.e. vegan, vegetarian, etc.)
  • Religious & cultural diets
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Mindful & intuitive eating
Students with food allergies, celiac disease and other medical conditions can meet with Kelly to discuss their dining options and accommodations. To learn more about eating a balanced diet on campus, or assistance with food allergies or other special dietary needs, please email Kelly at