Nutrition & Health

Part of serving the needs of campus is diversifying the nutritional profiles of our menus to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences. Campus Dining provides the following guide to help better inform our guests of our dining options. 

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Healthier Option 

Look for the letter H which indicates a healthier option. The items with this marking are prepared using more healthful techniques. They contain less fat or calories than other options and contain more vitamins, nutrients, and positive health influences. Include these as part of your balanced diet.

Vegetarian 

Look for the V to find vegetarian choices of entrees and soups. These items do not contain meat or fish. Vegetarian diets are one opportunity to benefit in both good health and social responsibility. Vegetables require much less natural resources to grow than animal products. If you are looking for Vegan choices, please visit our Special Diets page.

Low Fat

Look for the L to find lower fat, lower calorie, lower sodium choices. These choices contain the following or lower levels of fat, calories, and sodium:

  • Entrees – 500 cal or less, 15g of fat or less, 1000mg sodium or less
  • Sides – 100 cal or less, 5g of fat or less
  • Desserts – 300 cal or less, 5 g fat or less, 500 mg sodium or less
  • Snacks – 200 cal or less, 5 g fat or less, 300 mg sodium or less

Gluten Friendly Offerings

Because of new changes by the FDA with gluten-free labeling, Notre Dame Food Services will no longer identify food items with a GF icon. However, we do offer menu items that do not contain wheat, rye, or barley as an ingredient.  These items may have come into contact with gluten through regular production processes.  We are not responsible for cross contamination or product substitution. If gluten must be strictly avoided, please contact our dietitian at dining@nd.edu to discuss options.

Examples

When dining in North or South Dining Hall, you'll find symbols noting nutrition and allergen information for each item. Below are the symbol key and a sample line card.

  • Line Card Symbols Key

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