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.

Food Allergies

Marist Dining Services accommodates all students with medically diagnosed food allergies or medically prescribed diets while also striving to empower students to feel comfortable utilizing dining hall stations. Ingredients for all recipes served in the dining hall are clearly listed on the station menus and are available on the website and Bite app. If a student is unsure about any item we are serving, staff will talk directly to the chef that prepared the dish to determine exactly what ingredients were used and how it was prepared. Write or call us if you have questions about accomodating a food allergy. Contact Colene Doughty, General Manager of Marist Dining.

My Zone

Marist Dining maintains a swipe-access-only My Zone special dietary kitchen reserved for students with a medically diagnosed food allergy or medically prescribed diet. These students sign an agreement to abide by all of the My Zone kitchen rules, aimed at preventing cross contamination. The kitchen stocks a variety of foods in order to accommodate the cohort of students who are using the space. The My Zone kitchen also serves a 7-Allergens-Free hot lunch and dinner free of dairy, soy, nuts, tree nuts, gluten, eggs and shellfish. Gluten free pizza, chicken tenders and french fries are also served daily. Other gluten free items in the kitchen include cereal, granola, Udi's breads and desserts and deli meats. Students swipe into the kitchen, serve themselves a hot meal, and return to the dining hall to sit with their friends to eat, all in the same amount of time it will take those friends to assemble their own meals in the dining hall.

Gluten-Free Options

We have accommodated an increased demand for gluten free menu options over recent years. In the Dining Hall, gluten free alternatives are available to order at the pizza, pasta and deli stations on a daily basis. Several items such as our rotisserie chicken and salmon are also made daily with gluten free seasonings. Gluten Free options can also be selected for catered events. When arranging your event, please let us know in advance if any gluten free items are required so that we may incorporate them into your menu. Nutritional information for our gluten free products is also available upon request. Udi's is our main source for pre-made gluten free breads and baked goods.

REAL Certified

The Dining Hall is REAL Certified by the United States Healthful Foods Council (USHFC). This certification is a nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice providers committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship. Marist College is the first institution in New York State to earn this recognition for Responsible, Epicurian, Agricultural, Leadership (REAL).

Sick Meals

A "to go" meal is available for any student on a meal plan who is experiencing flu-like symptoms. If none of your friends are available to pick up the meal for you, you should contact your RA for help. Students can request either a “brat” diet meal (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, ginger ale, etc.), or a liquids and soft foods meal (soup, jello, yogurt, bread, juice, Gatorade, etc.). If you have any questions, please call Dining Services at (845) 575-5100 or email.

Mindful mindful-icon-35x32.png

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.

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.