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For Your Health

Keeping track of your nutrition is easier than ever with MyFitnessPal™
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Sodexo and MyFitnessPal™ have teamed up to help make tracking your nutrition at the workplace easier than ever. 

Just use the scanning feature to grab nutrition information from bar codes on packages and signs.

You can also use MyFitnessPal™ to track your nutrition at your favorite restaurants and at home. Set and track your fitness goals over time, and even share with your friends.

Get started in 3 easy steps!

    1. Download the MyFitnessPal™ app.
    2. Use the scan feature to grab nutrition information from bar codes.
    3. Build and save your meals and track against your personal nutrition objectives.
  
        It's that simple. 

Winter Weather Hydration                   

Winter is here with lots of outdoor fun! While Summer sports may work up more of a thirst, hydration is just as important when the air is bracing and cool.  We may sweat even more when bundled up to stay warm.  The dry atmosphere – inside and out – requires attention to hydration.

Dehydration can happen during any season.  Our bodies use water to properly regulate body temperature when we breathe cold air.  We lose even more water when we stay indoors in heated conditions.  And when participating in outdoor sports, sweat immediately turns to vapor instead of collecting on the skin.  It’s just that easy to become dehydrated.

Water is a vital nutrient involved in multiple organ functions, digestion and transportation.  Without it, we would not survive.  Water is responsible for lubricating joints, transporting oxygen and nutrients, controlling blood pressure, protecting skin, removing waste and moistening airways to facilitate breathing.  Since our bodies are composed of roughly 65% water, at just a 1-2% loss, signs of dehydration start to appear.  Fatigue, dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, nausea and muscle cramping are all signs of dehydration.  We lose 1-2 liters of water daily through urine alone, so it is important to replace the fluids lost in the equivalent amounts.

Steps to reach adequate hydration:

  • Aim for clear pale urine at fairly frequent intervals
  • Carry a water bottle wherever you go
  • Vegetables, fruits, milk, juices and soup will help meet hydration and nutrition needs
  • Hydrate before, during and after exercise

Signs of Dehydration:             

  • Muscle cramping
  • Dark urine                                                                  
  • Headaches, dizziness, fatigue          

More information available at: https://www.mindful.sodexo.com/sip-on-this                  

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Mindful Offering

Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10 % of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol. Chefs in our test kitchen develop recipes to meet these criteria in delicious fashion! Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

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 Sodexo 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.

Nutrition IconsSodexo's nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus 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 your on-campus Sodexo manager or chef.

If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help! Sodexo has registered dietitians ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices.

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The Simple Servings station is not only reserved for customers with Celiac or allergies, everyone is invited to try, taste and explore the benefits of eating simply. Students with health conditions such as diabetes or those trying to control portions can benefit from Simple Servings - Even picky eaters will enjoy food that is not mixed together or served with sauces.
Simple Servings offers fresh and flavorful foods prepared free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, and gluten.

Simple Servings is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday in Kise Commons


In This Section
Quick Links
  • Mindful
    Learn more about making healthy choices second nature.
  • A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!
    Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet
  • Meet the Dietitian
    Ask your health questions to one of our registered dietitians
  • Nutrition Tracking 
    Use MyFitnessPal and the Nutrition Calculator to plan and track your meals
  • My Plate
    Get healthy eating tips, create a personalized plan, and more with the latest information from the USDA

Better Tomorrow

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