Healthy Eating

Ursinus Dining is committed to providing healthy and nutritious options daily. From the dining hall to our convenience store, we make sure to have delicious, nutritious, and satisfying meals, snacks, and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help make choices that fit your needs.

Meet the Dietitian

Melinda Roberts

Our Registered Dietitian, Melinda Roberts, adds another dimension to our dining program by working with our campus community to encourage healthy lifestyles and to help individuals become more comfortable in their dining environment.  She has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. Lin works closely with the Institute for Student Success to ensure the health and safety of our students with medical needs. She is an AllerTrain™ certified master trainer providing ongoing food allergy education to our dining team to help ensure safe and delicious foods for our customers with food allergies and Celiac disease. Lin recommends you check out our daily menus online or on our Everyday App. Come meet Lin at one of her regular special Wellness Wednesday events in the Wismer Center Dining Hall or contact her at melinda.roberts@sodexo.com. Want to see what Lin and Ursinus Dining is working on around Campus? Check out our Instagram @UrsinusDining

Food Allergies & Other Needs

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Simple Servings is our allergen-safe dining option for customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer simple foods. Simple Servings offers food made without eight of the nine most common allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, Soy, and Sesame. All foods offered are also made without gluten containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens. While our dining facility is not allergen free, Simple Servings utilizes separate equipment, storage areas, utensils, and preparation areas to minimize the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods.
 
Located in the Wismer Center Dining Hall, Simple Servings is open to all students, faculty, staff and guests: 
Monday - Friday        11:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
SimpleZone is our campus “pantry” where food items needed by students with celiac disease or food allergies can be housed with precautions against cross-contact. This special area is free of gluten-containing ingredients, as well as tree nuts and peanuts. SimpleZone gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen-safe meal preparation. SimpleZone items are available upon request.
 
Gluten Safe Dining
We offer a wide variety of gluten safe dining options across our location on campus. Take a look at what we offer in our Gluten Safe Dining Guide!
 
We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. Check out our Nutrition page!
 
We encourage you to reach out if you have a food allergy/special diet concern.  Please call the Dining Office at (610) 409-3602 or send us an email, foodservices@ursinus.edu. Our Registered Dietitian, Melinda Roberts is also available for assistance, melinda.roberts@sodexo.com. However, if you require a meal plan modification due to a medical need, such as food allergies, Celiac disease, etc. please contact Dee Singley, Director of Disabilities Services, disabilityservices@ursinus.edu, in the Institute for Student Success, located on the lower level of Wismer Center.