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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.

Meet the Dietitian 

Terry Passano, RDN, LDN, CLT
We are celebrating National Nutrition Month by introducing Terry Passano, our SU Campus Dietitian. 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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March is National Nutrition Month

The years theme is Put Your Best Fork Forward. What does that mean? Part of living a healthy life means eating healthy food and being physically active. To put your best fork forward indicates an extra effort to improve your health.  What would that look like? To determine what that means for you take a good look at yourself and your eating, sleeping and exercise habits. Do you feel healthy? Do you have the stamina you want? How’s your mood? Your ability to focus? Your sleep? These may not be things you think are influenced by what we eat but they can be.

Here are a few ways to Put Your Best Fork Forward this month.

  • Make your plate colorful. The colors in fruits and vegetables are provided by the phytonutrients they contain. Each phytonutrient has its own health benefits and advantages. For example apples, especially the peel, are high in antioxidants including quercetin. Apples have been shown to decrease the risk of type two diabetes, asthma and cancer with as little as two apples a week. …Eat your veggies first, they fill you up not out!
  • Get a good nights sleep. Ideally 7-9 hours. This helps guide your fullness hormones, gherlin and leptin. Gherlin tells your brain it’s time to eat and leptin cues fullness. When we are sleep deprived the body makes more gherlin, cueing us to eat, and less leptin, so we have a decreased sensation of fullness. This combo leads us to eat more than we would if we were rested. So put the phone away and cue the sound machine
  • Drink water in place of soda. Soda has no nutritional value but plenty of negatives for our health. It has been shown to increase weight and so the risk for metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. The caffeine in soda contributes to sleep difficulties and digestive issues. Decreasing or eliminating soda supports weight loss and good health.

    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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