By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.


Our regional dietitian, Cristina Caro, is available to support students, faculty and staff. 

Cristina Caro, MBA, RD, LD

Mobile: 404-750-3159

Dining Hall Health Tips

Dining halls are full of healthy food options. You just need to know which foods to put on your plate. Use these tips to plan your food choices and know which options are best for you! 10 tips for healthy eating in the dining hall

Choosing The Right Proteins For Athletes

I'm an athlete. How much and what type of protein should I be eating? Here is an informative guide to keep you on track. Also contact Cristina Caro to help you determine your individualized protein needs. Check out the guide here.

Staying Fit On Campus

Between classes and studying, it can be difficult to find time to be active. Even if you only exercise for a short period of time, you will feel more energized and better about your health. Get up and move! 10 tips to staying fit on campus

Spice Up Your Life

Throughout history, spices and herbs have been coveted not only for their delicious flavoring but also for the myriad of health benefits they provide. Did you know that spices are packed with antioxidants? Here's a cheat sheet to spices that make a positive impact on your health!

Is Caffeine Really Good For Me?

Is caffeine something I should incorporate into my nutrition plan? Are there certain forms that are better than others? Learn about the potential benefits and risks here.


Did you know that we offer 2 or more vegetarian and or vegan main items at each meal period? Learn more about the benefits to choosing vegetarian options here.

What's In That Beverage?

Here's tips on reaching for the right beverage depending on your activity, and also learn just how much exercise it takes to burn off calories from different types of beverages! Rethink Your Drink

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For Your Health

Make it Mindful - There’s Still Time to Win

Help create the next Mindful pizzettas!

Make it Mindful - There's Still Time to Win from Sodexo USA on Vimeo.

Mindful Offering

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. Chefs in our test kitchen develop recipes to meet these criteria in delicious fashion! Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

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 Sodexo 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.

Another important part of our focus on health and wellness is the use of seasonal menus, featuring fresh and healthy ingredients - many of which are grown by local or regional farmers. Every season has its own unique produce that is showcased in delicious signature dishes to highlight the distinct flavors and natural appeal of seasonal items.

For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs we have informational resources and customized menus to address your needs. These menus meet the strictest compliance standards, without sacrificing flavor, texture or presentation.

Nutrition IconsSodexo'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 your on-campus Sodexo manager or chef.

If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help! Sodexo has registered dietitians ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices.

In This Section

Quick Links
  • Mindful
    Learn more about making healthy choices second nature.
  • 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 Tracking 
    Use MyFitnessPal and the 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

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