Eating Healthy at ETSU


Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day.  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. 

We can also assist you in selecting delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Students may reach out to Jessica Leu, Campus Dietitian, at any point in the semester to request a tour of the Marketplace or the Treehouse to identify healthy options.  Students may also request an individual nutrition consultation to devise a healthy eating plan.

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

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.


The BITE app, which can be downloaded free on both iTunes and Google Play, provides site-specific information about Sodexo-run dining locations, including current menus and nutritional information. The BITE app also integrates with wearable wellness technology.  The app can be linked directly to Fitbit to give guests the ability to easily track nutrition as part of a comprehensive wellness overview.

Food Allergies and Simple Servings

Simple Servings is our innovative resident dining platform developed to address the growing number of students who arriving on college campuses with special dietary needs. All foods served at Simple Servings are prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain the following food allergens:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Shellfish
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts

Please note that foods prepared at this station also do not contain gluten.

Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items.  Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods.

From our general manager to our servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, and other specific nutrition and diet 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 contact Brandy Pait at #423-439-6892.  You may also send us a note using the feedback form.

Special Diet Accommodations

Students requesting meal plan accommodations or modifications due to a documented disability should contact: 

 Mary Little

ETSU Disabilities Services Director



Disability Services will coordinate with Dining Services to assess the capabilities of meeting students’ needs on a case-by-case basis.  Accommodations/modifications will be nutritionally comparable to the food choices of other students when reasonably possible.

 Students may apply for a meal plan exemption if it is determined that a student’s dietary needs cannot be met.  Exemption requests will be reviewed jointly by Disability Services and Sodexo Dining Services.