Healthy Eating

Providing you with nutritious options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, healthy and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.


We are passionate about serving students, sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing delicious food, and providing accurate nutrition/allergen information. A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all students with special dietary needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social.  

Our menu system provides ingredient statements, specifically highlighting the big nine allergens: milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, sesame, and soy. Guests may check on the presence of allergens before planning their meals using the online menu and nutrition calculator. The absence of an allergen listed on product signage is not a guarantee that the product is free of that allergen. The guest is responsible for communicating their allergy to a supervisor or manager to ensure safety. We have several allergen-free stations on-campus to make dining with special dietary needs safer and more enjoyable. 


Students with special dietary needs can receive individual assistance from our Registered Dietitian, Ania Egan, MS, RD. Meetings from the Dietitian may include reviewing the resources currently in place, a tour of the dining facilities, and menu planning. 

Arrangements can be made if the student's medical dietary needs are unable to be met with daily offerings. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please start by contacting our Registered Dietitian, Ania Egan, MS, RD, to discuss and set up reasonable dietary accommodations. UVM Dining works closely with Student Accessibility Services; for more information regarding accommodations, please contact Student Accessibility Services.

Simple Zone is a gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree-nut free area for students reserved with food allergies and other dietary needs. In addition to pantry items, a made-to-order hot meal menu for lunch and dinner is available.  These are located at Central Campus, Harris Millis, Redstone, and Northside Dining. These areas are equipped with a designated microwave, refrigerator, toaster, gloves, and allergen-free prep surfaces. Students are required to wash their hands and wear gloves when utilizing this space. We ask our campus community to respect these spaces for those who truly need it! 
  • To access the locked Simple Zones at Redstone and Harris Millis you will need to receive access from the Registered Dietitian. To be given access, complete the Access Form using your UVM credentials.
  • Please note Redstone and Harris Millis Simple Zones will be unlocked the first two weeks of each semester.

This popular station provides safe and appetizing food choices for customers with Celiac and food allergies/intolerances. The Simple Servings station offers a hot plated entrees for lunch and dinner made without the eight most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, sesame, and eggs. In addition, all food is made without gluten, and procedures are in place to control for cross-contact. Separate equipment, utensils, storage areas, and preparation areas minimize this risk, offering customers a safe and healthy dining option. 
Harris Millis Dining (closed 2:30PM - 3:30PM daily)
  • Monday - Friday 11AM - 9:30PM
  • Saturday - Sunday 11AM - 8PM
Central Campus Dining (closed 3:30PM - 4:30PM daily)
  • Monday - Friday 11AM - 8:30PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 11AM - 8PM
This allergen station at Redstone Dining is free of four of the top allergens: gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish. Like Simple Servings, we take precautions to reduce the risk of cross-contact.  
Redstone Dining
  • Monday - Wednesday 4:30PM - 8:30PM
  • Sunday Noon - 3:30PM & 4:30PM - 8PM

Food is personal, and we recognize that no two customers eat the same. Each have a wide variety of dietary, flavor, and cultural food preferences. We do our best to meet these expectations. That is why UVM Dining offers specialized services in addition to a wide variety of foods that cater to our customers' dietary needs and preferences. For those customers with food allergies, intolerance, or medical needs, we offer programs such as Simple Zone, Simple Servings, and our Mindful program. UVM Dining aims to provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience for everyone.


We offer a variety of vegan and vegetarian options across campus to meet the needs of our customers. In our dining halls and many retail locations, vegetarian, plant-based, and vegan meals are labeled. Additionally, we have dedicated vegetarian/plant-based stations in three of our traditional dining halls (Harris Mills Dining, Central Campus Dining, and Redstone Dining). Broccoli Bar, located in The Marketplace is also a dedicated vegan station. 

In addition, most on-campus locations use vegetarian/vegan/plant-based logos on menus and signage to help consumers identify foods that meet their preferences. 

  • Vegetarian (V) = no meat products
  • Vegan (VG) = no meat or animal by-products, including white sugar and honey
  • Plant-based (leaf logo) = no meat or animal by-products, but can include white sugar and honey


A collection of healthy and flavorful recipes with an emphasis on the use of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Each Mindful meal contains:

  • 600 calories or less
  • 35% or less of total calories from fat
  • 800mg or less of sodium

Learn more about our Mindful program!

Our goal is to provide everyone a safe and enjoyable dining experience. We understand that some students come to campus looking for dining options that align with their religious beliefs. Here are some resources to help navigate dining on-campus.
We have a certified kosher kitchen located in Redstone Dining. It is designated as a meat/parve kitchen and is operated by Vermont Kosher LLC, under the Orthodox Rabbinical supervision of Chabad of Vermont. Hot kosher meals are served Sunday - Thursday from 5P - 7:30P at Redstone Dining. If you would like to have a kosher meal, please inform your cashier, who will hand you a receipt to pick up your meal at the kosher station. 
We also have cold, pre-packaged Vermont Kosher meals available for sale at the Redstone Market, The Marketplace, and University Marche. In addition, the Redstone Market and University Marche feature a line of Kosher grocery items, including pre-packaged frozen entrees. 
Please Note for Passover 2024, the following options are available upon request: 
4/22, 4/25 and 4/28 
  • Vermont Kosher hot meals at Redstone Dining 
  • Pre-packaged Kosher meals made by UVM Dining (Kosher chicken, potato, vegetable) 
 4/23, 4/24, 4/26, 4/27, 4/29
  • Pre-packaged meals made by Vermont Kosher 
Many students looking for halal dining options gravitate towards our on-campus vegetarian/vegan dining options. If you have questions about specific ingredients in a dish, please speak to one of our chefs or sous chefs. They can provide recipes and/or food labels for your review. 

Certified halal chicken (Murray's) is available upon request in our traditional dining halls from a sous chef or supervisor. Please note that it is not prepared in a dedicated halal kitchen. 

The Halal Shack and Jamal's Chicken, located on the first floor of the Davis Center inside Brennan's, offers certified halal foods.

Students fasting for religious purposes (e.g., Baha'i 19 Day fast, Ramadan, Yom Kippur) may request up to two to-go meals from the traditional dining halls (will be given in single-use containers). The student should inform the cashier that they are fasting for religious purposes to redeem the containers.

If students have questions or need additional dietary accommodations, they should contact the UVM Dining Registered Dietitian, Ania Egan, MS, RD.


UVM Dining understands that students observing Passover may do so at varying levels. We recommend students check out our allergen stations on campus (Simple Servings and Four) as these locations do not serve wheat/gluten, or shellfish and are plated to reduce the risk of cross-contact. Additionally, we will not serve pork at these stations during Passover. Many students will also find options at our plant-based stations on campus (Rustic Roots and Peapod).

Our nutrition signage and online menus list major allergens but do not provide full ingredient lists. If you have any questions about the ingredients in a dish, please ask to speak to a sous chef, and they can provide the recipe and/or ingredients list. 

UVM Dining will provide the following accommodations to support students during Passover:

  • Matzo, Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup will be available daily in our traditional dining halls, and Passover-friendly Coconut Macaroons will be available upon request from a sous chef or supervisor. 
  • Pre-packaged, Passover-friendly meals made by Vermont Kosher will be available in the traditional dining halls upon request from a sous chef or supervisor. 
  • Coconut Macaroons will be for sale in retail units. Students may also request sandwiches made on Matzo at delis in our retail units. 
  • Students observing Passover can email the UVM Dining Dietitian at Ania Egan, MS, RD, to utilize two Meal Exchanges per week to purchase a Vermont Kosher meal at The Marketplace, Redstone Market, and The University Marche.
  • If students have questions or need additional dietary accommodations, they should contact the UVM Dining Dietitian, Ania Egan, MS, RD.
In addition, UVM Dining, in collaboration with Hillel at UVM, provides Kosher-style catering for Shabbat dinners and their Annual Seder meal. 
Please Note for Passover 2024, the following options are available upon request: 
4/22, 4/25 and 4/28 
  • Vermont Kosher hot meals at Redstone Dining 
  • Pre-packaged Kosher meals made by UVM Dining (Kosher chicken, potato, vegetable) 
 4/23, 4/24, 4/26, 4/27, 4/29
  • Pre-packaged meals made by Vermont Kosher 
  • Students may request up to two to-go meals from the traditional dining halls (will be given in single-use containers). To redeem the containers, the student should inform the cashier that they are fasting for religious purposes. 
  • Students may request Certified Halal Chicken and Dates from sous chef in traditional dining halls. 
  • As always, vegan, vegetarian, and non-meat protein options will be available in our dining halls during Lent. 
  • For more information about our vegan and vegetarian dining options, please visit the "Dietary Preferences" tab on this page. 
  • As a varied protein option, fish will be menued once per day in each of the dining halls and will be available upon request from a sous chef.
If you are feeling sick, you may pick up a meal to-go from a traditional dining hall (using EcoWare) to bring back to your room or enjoy outside.

If you are not well enough to go to a dining facility, you can authorize a friend to use your meal plan to pick up a meal for you by completing the Meal Plan Access Authorization Form. Meals can be picked up from the traditional dining halls (Central Campus Dining, Harris Millis Dining, and Redstone Dining), and Northside Dining. Your meal plan will be charged accordingly. The Meal Plan Authorization form can also be used to take disposables to-go meals from the dining hall if you have lost/do not have EcoWare.