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For Your Health

Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow. Your UAlbany Dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience. From recipes that include the most nutritious mix of ingredients to offering educational resources for positive lifestyle habits, healthy options are the result of a team dedicated to advancing the well-being of the entire campus community.

Another important part of our focus on health and wellness is the use of seasonal menus, featuring fresh and healthy ingredients - many of which are grown by local or regional farmers. Every season has its own unique produce that is showcased in delicious signature dishes to highlight the distinct flavors and natural appeal of seasonal items.

For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs we have informational resources and customized menus to address your needs. These menus meet the strictest compliance standards, without sacrificing flavor, texture or presentation.


Mindful is our award-winning way of making it easier for you to choose healthier, flavorful foods that are fresh and new.  We effortlessly weave Mindful choices into your daily menu selections at both lunch and dinner.  

Mindful recipes allows us to provide healthy and delicious meals to you our students, faculty and staff.  

  • Lower in sodium
  • Lower in fat
  • Lower in calories
  • Baked or grilled never fried
  • Recommended portion sizes
To learn more about Mindful, ask the dietitian, your dining room manager or click here.

Nutrition Icons UAlbany Dining's nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served to help you meet your dietary needs or desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to our on-campus Registered Dietitian Donna Duffy.

Allergen-Free Resident Dining Platform

For students, staff and guests with special dietary needs, please visit Simple Servings, our allergen-free concept. At Simple Servings, foods are prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain 7 of the 8 major food allergens. Menu items at this concept are also gluten free. Simple Servings is available in all quad dining rooms on campus.