Individual Nutrition Appointments
Did you know that the Division of Housing and Food Service has a Registered Dietitian on staff? Students can schedule personal appointments with the RD on numerous nutrition related topics, including food allergies and intolerances, vegetarian and vegan diets, weight loss, healthy weight gain, and much more. The Dietitian can also prepare personalized meal plans for specific caloric needs. For more information contact Lindsay (Gaydos) Wilson, MS. RD. LD at 512.232.5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHFS Nutrition Services (PDF)
Vegetarian and Vegan Dining
A weekly posting of meal suggestions which follow our menu and the American Heart Association's recommendation of 30% or less of total daily calories from fat. Available in the nutrition literature racks and online.
Nutrition Presentations for Floor Programs
Nutrition presentations on a variety of nutrition topics can be provided to resident groups by the Nutrition Team and/or Registered Dietitian throughout the year. To request a presentation, please contact the Nutrition Team or the Dietitian.
Nutrition Education Events
The Nutrition Team conducts monthly nutrition activities in the DHFS dining locations. Come out and participate in such events as The Whole Grain Challenge (October), National Nutrition Month (March), and various nutrition displays. Come visit us during one of our Nutrition Education Events and you won't walk away empty handed!
Nutrient Information of Menu Items
The Division of Housing and Food Service has a new icon labeling system that identifies the top 8 food allergens, along with food items that are avoided for religious and personal reasons. These icons can be found on the DHFS online menu, via nutrition information centers in all DHFS dining locations, and on pre-packaged DHFS food items.
|If an item contains:||Icon is:|
|Contains Nuts (both peanuts and tree-nuts)|
Full ingredient listings for all menu items served in the DHFS dining halls is available on our website under "Dine Here" and "Weekly Menus". By clicking on the apple above each menu category, the menu items will turn into hyperlinks, which can be selected to obtain a full ingredient listing and nutrition facts. The menu also contains an allergen filter, allowing you to filter any of the top 8 food allergens from the current day's menu and therefore only showing safe food options. This same information is also available via "nutrition information centers" in all dining facilities. These "kiosks" are large, touch screen monitors that allow you to view the online menu from within our dining locations.
The University of Texas at Austin and The Division of Housing and Food Service do not guarantee the accuracy of nutrition information on our online menu; ingredient and nutritional content of foods may vary due to changes in product formulation, recipe substitutions, portion size, and other unforeseen factors. The nutrition analyses provided are approximations only. Guests with food allergies or other food intolerances should consult a Chef, Dining Manager, or the Registered Dietitian for specific ingredient questions.
Food Allergies and Special Diets
It is recommended that all guests with special diets or food allergies consult the Division of Housing and Food Service Registered Dietitian for additional assistance and accommodations. Personal (and free!) nutrition education appointments can be scheduled to help students make healthy and safe choices within the dining halls. Contact the RD at 512.232.5636 and email@example.com or reference our Food Allergy Dining Guide (PDF) for additional information.
Nutrition Information Stations
Brochures containing up-to-date and trendy nutrition topics can be found at the new Nutrition Information Stations that will be located in each DHFS dining location beginning in August 2011.
- Food Allergies (PDF)
- Food for Thought (PDF)
- Gluten Free Dining (PDF)
- Nutrition Services (PDF)
- Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas (PDF)
- Vegetarian Dining Guide 2012-2013 (PDF)
We are here to assist you!
For further information, please call
Lindsay (Gaydos) Wilson at 512-232-5636.