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.

Simple Servings

Simple Serving is our Allergy Free station. All foods served from this station were prepared carefully without any of the following ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and cashews) and also eliminates gluten-containing ingredients. Our staff is carefully trained to to avoid cross-contact of menu items, storage areas, prep stations, and utensils. Although it helps to reduce the chance of contamination, we cannot guarantee the dining and retail areas are completely free of allergens. 

Simple Servings

Vegan & Vegetarian Dining on Campus

You are able to get Vegan Vegetarian options at every dining location on campus. If you are looking for the most variety Allen Dining Hall has a Vegan/ Vegetarian station that offers options that change daily. Look for the Vegan/ Vegetarian labels!

Vegan/Vegetarian station

Food Allergies

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 general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs.

We recommend that students with special dietary needs communicate with our General manager, Executive Chef, and/or District Dietician. In many instances, our dining team can easily assist with special needs. Shenandoah Dining also provides a dietitian who can assist you with your nutrition needs for your specific circumstances. Please see the " Meet the Dietitian" page for more info.

Occasionally, Dining Services cannot meet a student’s medical need with normal service. In this situation, we ask that you contact Shenandoah University’s Disability Services. Please visit the Disability Services website for more information.

We have created a guide for students who are looking for gluten free options. Access Gluten Free Dining Guide here.

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.