Eating Healthy

Providing you with healthy options is something your COF 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.

Special Dietary Needs

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 Resident District Manager to our frontline team members, 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 or special diet concern, please call or email us, we are here to help you as you navigate dining on campus with your dietary need. 

Local Dietitians

If you are having difficulties finding foods that meet your specific dietary need or are wanting to learn more about healthy dining on campus, we will gladly coordinate a complimentary consultation with one of our local Registered Dietitians on topics such as:

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

Our Registered Dietitians have a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. They work with students, faculty and staff to encourage a healthy and holistic lifestyle and assist students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment.

Please contact a member of our team and we'll be happy to connect you.

Simple Servings

Simple Servings, located in Beatty Cafe, 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.

My Zone

My Zone are our campus “pantries”, located in Beatty Café, Eat> Café, and Eat> Food Market, where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or nut allergies are stored and prepared with precautions against cross-contact. This area is free of tree nut, peanut and gluten-containing ingredients and products.

Rustic Roots

Rustic Roots, located in Beatty Café, is a dining experience that celebrates whole, plant-based foods and aromatic flavors with recipes that substitute animal protein with nutrient-dense plant alternatives.

Eating a plant-based diet does not mean you can't eat meat, but that your meals are made mostly of plants. Plant-based cooking embraces globally diverse recipes that are good for your health and the environment. When you choose a plant-based meal you're supporting your immune system, increase your fiber intake helping you stay fueld longer, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves on water usage and contributes to ensuring a sustainable and accessible global food system. 

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.

Mindful mindful-icon

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.