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Nutrition

Ask Our Dietitian

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Have a question about food or nutrition? Click on the link below to ask Terry Passano, the Campus Dietitian, your question.

Ask Our Dietitian

This service is available to Salisbury University students, faculty and staff ONLY.

Nutrition Facts & Figures

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Looking for nutrition information on your favorite dishes? Choose any of the links below. NOTE: Nutrition Info. subject to change without notice. (All files are .pdf files)

Allergy and Intolerances

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University Dining Services is happy to accommodate individuals requiring a gluten free diet or allergy informaton.

Please contact the Campus Dietitian, Terry Passano, at thpassano@salisbury.edu
 
 
Fiesta Express
Gold 'n' Crispy
The Roastery
Lotsa Pasta
S.S. Grillers
Wok 'n' Roll
Pete's Za Pie
Kozy Kitchen
Salad Bar
Desserts & Ice Cream
Breakfast
The Bistro
Beverages
Condiments & Fruit
The Gull's Nest & ECZ
Cool Beans
Satellite Dining

 

Have questions about nutrition? Do you want to lose or gain weight? Do you need information about a modified diet for diabetes, cholesterol or food allergies? Nutrition counseling services are available to all SU students and employees. There is no charge for these services and all counseling is confidential.

Phytonutrients

Ever wonder why Mom always said to eat our vegies? Why not just take a vitamin pill? Mom may not have known it but besides having an abundance of essential vitamins and minerals plus fiber, plant foods have another powerful purpose. Their secret weapon lies in what are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. There are thousands of them. Every plant has them. They have names like Flavonoids (found in a large range of foods), Glucosinolates (found in cruciferous vegetables), Allicin (found in garlic) and Resveratrol (found in purple grape juice), Curcuminoids (found in Turmeric). They work in the plant to protect it from its environment and defend against germs, bugs, fungi and other threats. They give plant foods their color, taste and smell.

Phytonutrients are also powerful defenders of our health. They have been shown to boost the immune system and brain health (including memory), improve cardiovascular health and protect against cancer.

Fruits and vegetables as well as legumes (beans), whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices and teas are all good sources of phytonutrients. Basically every edible plant has its own personally packaged benefits for us.

Phytonutrients are identified by color – green, yellow-orange, red, blue-purple and white. Which is why it’s important to eat foods of every color. Think about the foods you’ve been eating. How much variety of color is there? How many servings of plant foods are you eating? Aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily (see below for serving sizes) with a goal of nine or more servings of phytochemical rich plant foods daily. If that sounds like a lot come see me and we’ll talk about strategies that will work for you. Also stop by for a handout to help you get started adding more phytonutrients into your day.

Serving sizes:
Vegetables:  ½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw, ½ cup vegetable juice.
Fruits: One medium fruit, ¼ cup dried fruit, ½ cup fruit juice, ½ cup fresh, frozen or canned fruit. (Canned fruit in its own juice, no sugar or sweetener added)
Nuts: 1 ½ ounces nuts (~1/3 cup), 2 Tablespoons nut butter
Seeds: 2 Tablespoons or 1½ ounce
Legumes:  ½ cup cooked
Whole Grains: 1/3 cup to ½ cup cooked pasta or grain, 1 slice of bread, 1 oz dry cereal
Teas: 1 cup

Meet the Dietitian 

Terry Passano, RDN, LDN, CLT
Terry has been a dietician since 1991, focused on food sensitivities, functional and integrative nutrition. She is aware and up-to-date on all the current health trends, including holistic approaches to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation with Terry, please contact her at thpassano@salisbury.edu 410-548-9112.

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  • Bon Coeur Dining

    Bon Coeur ("The Good Heart") dining program is designed to make healthy, lower fat eating easier and more fun. Food items which meet our requirements for fat and cholesterol are identified with a Bon Coeur logo. Bon Coeur takes a realistic approach to healthy eating with most dishes providing 35% or less of total calories from fat. 

    The Bistro is home to the Bon Coeur dining program. Here you will find heart healthy, low fat cooking with a gourmet touch.

    Bon Coeur is and always will be a work in progress. We will be trying new foods and adding new items to the menu. If you have a Bon Coeur type of recipe that you would like to share with us or if you have questions concerning Bon Coeur dining at SU, please contact Terry Passano at thpassano@salisbury.edu.

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Vegetarian & Vegan Dining

The vegan/vegetarian population at SU is growing. In response to this growth, UDS is increasing the dining options available to the vegans and vegetarians we serve. Let's take a tour of the Commons Marketplace from a vegan/vegetarian perspective.

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Plato's Plate
The home to healthy eating, Plato's Plate features vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free recipes.

Lotsa Pasta
Includes among its daily menu items a vegan marinara sauce.

Wok 'n' Roll
A very popular kiosk with vegetarian students. Here you can have a stir-fry cooked to order while you wait. Wok 'n' Roll offers a wide selection of fresh vegetables along with tofu as a protein source.

S.S. Grillers
Looking for a burger? (Vegetarian of course!) Head over to S.S. Grillers where Vegan Boca Burgers, Garden Burgers & Smart Dogs are cooked to order.

The Bistro
The Bistro is home to Bon Coeur dining which makes healthy, lower fat eating easier and more fun. Bon Coeur, while not a vegetarian program, places a special emphasis on lower fat protein sources like beans and tofu.


Also Look For...
Fresh fruit at the fruit stand and crisp veggies at the salad bar. Thirsty? Soy milk is always available in The Marketplace along with fruit juice.

We try to make it as easy as possible for our vegan and vegetarian students to plan healthy meals. The monthly UDS Cafe Express includes the month's menus with all vegan and vegetarian items identified.

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