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 Allergy

Clark Dining Services strives to accommodate all medically documented allergies as well as dietary choices whenever possible. Our staff is trained on the eight most common allergens and is informed of other known student allergies. Our team also meets twice daily to discuss allergens that will be served on the day's menu. Our Executive Chef and General Manager spend a great deal of time meeting with students on how best we can meet their needs as well as follow up throughout the semester to ensure they are finding what they need on a daily basis. If you have any concerns about allergies or dietary needs, please feel free to reach out to Hayley Ruff,RD,LDN - Campus Dietitian

Simple Servings

Simple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies or gluten intolerance. This station offers food free from peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, and gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens.

Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods. 75% of Simple Servings items also meet our Mindful criteria, which makes it an easy and healthy choice for customers who are focused on ingredients and portion size to control weight, blood sugar and other health issues.

Simple Servings was awarded the Food Management "Best Wellness Concept" award in 2013. 

If you have any concerns about allergies or dietary needs, please feel free to reach out to Hayley Ruff,RD,LDN - Campus Dietitian

Mindful mindful-icon

Mindful is Clark Dining'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.