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Health & Wellness

We make it a priority to provide an enjoyable dining experience for everyone, regardless of dietary needs and preferences. A variety of resources and programming are available to make this possible.

Dietitian Services 

Carolina Food Co.’s dietitian, Tanya Miceli, offers consultations for students with food allergies and related conditions. She provides dining location tours, facilitates student connections with chefs and managers, gives guidance for accessing ingredient and allergen information, and contributes other valuable resources that assist in providing a safe and enjoyable dining experience. 

Registering with the Student Disability Resource Center prior to meeting with Tanya is encouraged. You may register here. 

Tanya also hosts health and wellness activities throughout the semester to bring awareness to the importance of following a healthy lifestyle and to demonstrate how simple (and enjoyable) it can be.  Stay informed about upcoming events by following dining on social media @UofSCDining.

 

The Roadmap to Healthy Eating [pdf]

Eating healthfully on campus doesn't have to be difficult or inconvenient. Tanya recommends using MyPlate as a guide and builiding your meal with grains/potatoes, fruits & vegetables, and lean/plant-based proteins. Her tips and suggestions for location-specific offerings are below. All recommendations are included in a meal swipe unless otherwise indicated.

  • Building your own salad with tofu or grilled chicken
  • Building your own nachos with black beans, roasted vegetables, lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and guacamole
  • Top your sub with hummus for additional protein
  • Add tofu to your salad, nachos, or sub for a vegetarian version
 
  • The green vitamin or berry good smoothie (or create your own)
  • Rainbow row, raspberry, or lemon sorbet (flavors rotate)
  • Add a boost of protein in your smoothie with Greek yogurt or soy milk and nutrient-rich chia or flax seeds

  • A yogurt parfait with granola and a fresh fruit cup*
  • A grilled market salad with chicken*
  • A grilled chicken cool wrap*
  • A grilled chicken sandwich*
  • Grilled chicken nuggets*

*an extra charge to a meal swipe

  • Add a fruit cup or side salad to your entrée for a nutrient-rich meal
  • Select vinegar-based dressings and sauces including Italian dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, and buffalo sauce

  • Building your own turkey or grilled chicken sandwich on wheatberry bread and select a salad or whole fruit on the side
  • An acai bowl with peanut butter, sliced bananas, and granola
  • Building your own salad with grilled chicken or tofu and topping it with quinoa
  • Bulk up your sandwich with protein-rich hummus and top it off with mustard or oil and vinegar
  • Incorporate whole grains in a whole wheat flatbread, whole wheat sandwhich bread, and a quinoa-topped salad
  • For plant-based pasta and flatbreads, select vegan cheese and Gardein™ chicken

  • A pulled chicken sandwich
  • Building your own salad with pulled chicken, hummus, hard-boiled eggs, or vegan bbq chicken
  • A meatless option such as the gardenburger or vegan bbq chicken (or Beyond® Burger for an extra charge to a meal swipe)
  • Choose collard greens or baked beans as a side
  • Select the grilled salmon for a protein and omega 3-rich meal (extra charge to a meal swipe)
  • A grilled vegetable and hummus wrap or buffalo chicken wrap
  • Customizing your own salad with grilled chicken and hummus
  • A grilled chicken or turkey sandwich on a whole wheat hoagie loaded with veggies
  • The vegetable and hummus wrap
  • Add hummus for a protein and nutrient-rich sandwich
  • Select vinegar & oil to top off sandwiches

  • The One Veggie pizza topped with your favorite veggie, oregano and balsamic drizzle for a sweeter version or scallions and sriracha for a spicy twist
  • Rely on roasted garlic, fresh basil, oregano, scallions, and balsamic drizzle to add a boost of flavor
 
  • An avocado, egg white, and spinach breakfast sandwich
  • Whole grain-rich oatmeal with nut and fruit toppings
  • A Mediterranean grain bowl with chicken 
  • A you-pick-two with the mediterranean veggie sandwich and ten vegetable soup
  • Choose an apple as the side
  • Request to have sandwich condiments on the side
  • Sip on the plum ginger hibiscus tea: a refreshing and unsweetened  beverage
  • A composed grain and veggie salad or create your own salad with plant-based proteins like beans, tofu, hummus, and sunflower seeds
  • A turkey and hummus sandwich on whole wheat bread/wrap
  • A grilled chicken sandwich 
  • A plant-based entrée served daily
  • Choose grilled, baked, and roasted sources of meat, poultry, and fish
  • Aim to cover half your plate with vegetables and fruit (or have them make up half of your meal)
  • Mix & match between stations (i.e. grilled chicken sandwich from the grill with hummus from the salad bar)
 
  • Cajun grilled chicken tenders with beet & apple slaw and corn
  • The buffalo chicken salad with dressing on the side
  • For a meatless meal, select vegan chicken tenders
  • Request to have sauce put on the side instead of the chicken being tossed in it
 
  • Creating your own stir fry bowl with the salad blend and stingin' honey chicken of five spice tofu
  • Creating your own poké bowl with chicken (or tuna for an extra charge to a meal swipe) with your choice of veggies, such as carrots, cucumbers, and avocado
  • Select the quinoa & brown rice blend as the base for a poké bowl- they're whole grains and full of fiber and B vitamins
  • Ask for a sprinkle of sesame seeds on your poké bowl for the addition of healthy fats

  • Zoodles topped with pomodoro sauce or basil pesto, grilled chicken or Beyond® meatballs, and your choice of veggies
  • Bulk up your pasta with your choice of veggies such as sauteed onions, garlic broccoli, roasted mushrooms, and spinach when you forego a protein
  • Top off a meatless entrée with vegan cheese
  • A grilled chicken sandwich or black bean burger
  • a garden salad with chicken (or shrimp for an extra charge to a meal swipe)
  • An omelet loaded with veggies such as spinach, mushrooms, peppers, and onions
  • Select a grilled salmon sandwich for a good source of healthy fats (an extra charge to a meal swipe)
  • Choose oil based dressings (i.e. balsamic vinaigrette), hot sauce, pico de gallo, or yellow mustard to add flavor 
 
  • A sauté bowl with quinoa, chicken, unlimited veggies and choice of sauce like salsa verde
  • Adding whole grains like brown rice or quinoa to your salad for nutrients like B-vitamins and fiber
  • A refreshing acai bowl with chia seeds and your choice of fruit
  • Select salmon or avocado for healthy omega-3 fats
  • Add your own flavor profile or extra spice to your meal with dried herbs and spices (request during meal preparation)
  • A burrito bowl with lettuce as the base and topped with black beans, tomatoes, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and chicken or seasoned tofu
  • A hills chicken taco with queso on the side
  • Request to swap out fried proteins with grilled versions, or seasoned tofu for a  vegetarian version
  • Add flavor to your meal with cilantro, pico de gallo, salsa, and jalapeños
  • Ask for creamy sauces and condiments to come on the side



Plant-Based Dining

Looking for plant-based selections on campus? Vegan meal swipe options are outlined below (unless otherwise indicated). Vegan selections are also denoted on menu boards in the dining locations.

  • Vegan mac & cheese bowl
  • Tofu and vegan cheese sauce is available to add to nachos, sandwiches, and salads (an additional charge to a meal swipe)
  • Build your own sandwich with hummus 
  • Rainbow row sherbet, raspberry sorbet, lemon sorbet (flavors rotate)
  • Chocolate banana dream smoothie
  • Create your own smoothie (ingredients include assorted fruit and juice, spinach, kale, soy milk, cocoa powder, chia and flax seeds, and chocolate syrup)
  • Build your own sandwich with veggies and hummus
  • Build your own salad with Gardein™ chicken or tofu, and vegan cheese
  • Build your own flatbread or pasta with marinara, Gardein™ chicken, and vegan cheese (additional charge to a meal swipe)
  • Build your own acai bowl (Ingredients include assorted fruit, chia seeds, almonds, peanut butter, and coconut flakes)
  •  Garden burger (vegan cheese available)
  • Vegan BBQ chicken 
  • Build your own salad with choice of protein
  • Beyond Burger® (additional charge to a meal swipe)
  • Baked beans
  • Collard greens
  • Tater tots
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Vegetarian/vegan entrées and sides available daily on the hot line
  • Build your own small salad with beans, hummus, and veggies
  •  Vegetable and hummus wrap (without feta)
  • Create your own sandwich with hummus, veggies, and vegan cheese
  • Fries 
  • One Veggie pizza with vegan cheese
  • Build your own pizza with vegan cheese (additional charge to a meal swipe)
  • Ten vegetable soup
  • Oatmeal with strawberries and pecans
  • Green passion smoothie
  • Almond milk available for coffee
  • A vegan entrée and sides are available daily at the hot line
  • Rotating expo offerings*
  • Build your own salad with beans, hummus, sunflower seeds, edamame, and/or tofu*
  • Composed grain and veggie salads*
  • Black bean burgers
  • Oatmeal, grits, and rotating breakfast entrée*
  • Soy/almond milk

*Offerings will vary by location

  • Vegan chicken tenders + sweet potato fries+ steamed corn
  • Five spice tofu salad bowl
  • Create your own bowl with Jasmine rice, lo mein noodles, or salad blend with your choice of veggies, sesame five spice tofu, and sesame seeds
  •  Almond, soy, and coconut milk are available for beverages
  • Classic oatmeal
  • Sprouted grain bagel
  • Cavatappi, gemelli or made without gluten pasta topped with pomodoro sauce, Beyond® meatballs, choice of two vegetables and vegan shredded cheese
  • The Beyond® meatballs can be replaced with two additional vegetables of choice
  • Black bean burger with fries
  • Veggie flatbread with vegan cheese 
  • Fruit cup
  •  Beyond Beef® noodle bowl
  • Create your own bowl and salad ingredients are included in a meal swipe
  • Brown rice, quinoa, rice noodles, gluten-free penne
  • Beyond Beef® crumbles
  • All veggies
  • Vegan shredded cheese
  • All dressings and sauces except sweet & tangy
  • Acai bowl fruit and chia seeds
  • Cookies
  • Tacos with rice, black beans, seasoned tofu, choice of toppings served with chips and salsa
  • Burrito bowl with rice, black beans, tofu, lettuce, tomatoes, pico de gallo, jalapeños, and salsa

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