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

Meet the Dietitian

Gabrielle Mele, RD, LDN, is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

  • Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs
  • Eating healthy on campus
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition
  • Weight management

Gabrielle's focus as a dietitian is on helping others understand how to enjoy a diverse array of foods, as all types of foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle. She works with the campus dining team to ensure students’ dietary needs are met and has an open-door policy for any concerns students may have. Feel free to contact her at

Contact Gabreille Mele at

Food Allergies

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients and preparing recipes accurately. 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 us 508-565-1879 or email Gabrielle Mele, Registered Dietitian, RD, LDN IFNCP at

Simple Zone

Simple Zone is our campus dining “pantry” where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or food allergies are housed with precautions against cross-contact. It is located at (insert dining center or area) and gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen -safe meal preparation. There are a variety of items made without gluten, peanuts, tree-nuts (and in option 2, dairy) such as cereals, breads, bagels, and more each day. Simple Zone features a designated refrigerator and toaster.

Simple Servings is located in the Roche Dining Commons 

For more information about Simple Servings, please contact

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.