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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/dining/nutrition.html

For Your Health

Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow. Your University Dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience. From recipes that include the most nutritious mix of ingredients to offering educational resources for positive lifestyle habits, healthy options are the result of a team dedicated to advancing the well-being of the entire campus community.

 



Sodexo's nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus to help you meet your dietary needs or desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to a University Dining manager or chef. If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help!

FOOD ALLERGIES

Please be concious of the top 8 food allergens.

  • Milk

  • Eggs

  • Peanuts

  • Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts)

  • Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder)

  • Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp)

  • Soy

  • Wheat

Gluten Free Options:

  • Gluten free bread and wraps available at Stacks, Grill 155, Noodles and Greens, Einstein Bros Bagels. Any sandwich, wrap or breakfast burrito on the menu can be made with the gluten free alternative.

  • Gluten free pasta is available at Noodles and Greens (call Retail Manager Gary Dunnick at 507-340-2457 to order ahead or wait 10-15 mins to allow cooking time).

  • About 95% of all homestyle meals served at the Market are gluten free, including all of the sauces and gravies. Gluten free rolls are available upon request. Soups are also gluten free.

  • Tortillas at Taco Bell are NOT gluten free, but gluten free wraps can be requested as a substitute for most menu items. Taco Bell beef is NOT gluten free.

  • Mein Bowl's stir fry items and sushi are gluten free. Anything that is battered or in wonton skins is NOT gluten free. All rice is gluten free.

  • Chick-Fil-A's waffle fries, chargrill chicken without a bun, chargrill salad are gluten free. You can order grilled chicken nuggets which are gluten free available upon request.

  • Carkoski Dining Commons offers gluten free wraps, bread and pizza crust and pasta upon request.
     

If you have a food allergy and need special accommodation please contact our staff for more information or to schedule a meeting to discuss a dining plan that fits your needs.

Gary Dunnick for Retail Dining (CSU)
507-340-2457
gary.dunnick@mnsu.edu

Daniel Harvey for Resident Dining (Carkoski)
507-389-1513
daniel.harvey@mnsu.edu

 

 

 

My Fitness Pal: The FREE MyFitnessPal App is the leader in its category, allowing the user to apply the nutrition and exercise information to guide healthier decisions in real time. Create your free account at http://myfitnesspal.com then search "Sodexo Campus" recipes or scan the item's barcode. 

 

 

 

Good health. Most people want it but many struggle with making it a natural 
part of each day. Mindful by Sodexo strives to change that. 

Our approach is to make it an easy choice for you to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
In our resident dining hall, Carkoski Commons, we will now offer Mindful foods that balance nutrition with enticing flavors to create an indulgent way to enjoy health.

Our hope is that making Mindful choices becomes second nature for you not 
only in our dining locations but also in any other aspect of life.

 

 

 

Quick Links

  • A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!
    Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet
  • Meet the Dietitian
    Ask your health questions to one of our registered dietitians
  • Nutrition Tracker
    Use MyFitnessPal and Sodexo's Nutrition Calculator to plan and track your meals
  • My Plate
    Get healthy eating tips, create a personalized plan, and more with the latest information from the USDA 

 

Nutritional Information