Eating Healthy at ETSU

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.

GlutenFree-35x35.pngA variety of gluten-free items across campus and can accommodate customers with foods that are free from gluten-containing ingredients and protected against cross-contact with gluten.

Vegetarian-35x35.pngMenu 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.

Vegan-35x35.pngVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.

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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.

Complimentary Nutrition Consults Available with Sodexo!

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 for sports nutrition, weight management, and vegan/vegetarianism, and many other topics.  

Have nutrition questions or dietary concerns? Talk with our Dietitian!  Contact:

Jessica Leu, Sodexo Campus Dietitian

Office 423-439-6193

Food Allergies and Simple Servings

From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs.  If you have food allergies, Celiac disease, or “non-celiac gluten intolerance” (NCGS), our Simple Servings station in the Marketplace is for you. 

This innovative resident dining platform was 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:








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Please note that foods prepared at this station do not contain gluten. Foods are prepared in a facility which uses these ingredients in the production of other dishes. Although we take measures to ensure against this, the possibility of cross contact does exist.

We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or 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.