Healthy Eating

Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious 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.

Spring 2024 Nutrition Newsletters


Fall 2023 Nutrition Newsletters

September 2023: Mindful Relaunch


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Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature! We are committed to creating healthy environments for our customers. Central to this effort is providing healthy, nutritious foods. The result of this initiative is an approach that focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions and clarity in message so that you can make Mindful choices!

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. Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

VegetarianMenu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, or any meat products such as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians and may include eggs and/or dairy products.

VeganVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.

Food Allergies

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From our General Manager to our front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special dietary concerns.

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 of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. 

Students with special dietary needs should complete a Dietary Accommodation Request Form through Maine Maritime Academy's Accessibility Services and read the general information on the front of the form.   

Dining Services routinely assists with many dietary needs, such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and nut-free diets, such that a formal dietary accommodation plan may not be necessary.

Simple Zone

Located in the Main Dining Room, Simple Zone is our campus “pantry” where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or nut allergies are stored and prepared with precautions against cross-contact. This area is free of tree nut, peanut and gluten-containing ingredients and products. It also contains a separate toaster, microwave, waffle maker and refrigerator.

This allows students to make safe choices while still having the freedom to dine with their friends. If you are unsure of the ingredients in an item available please ask a staff member for assistance.

Meet the Dietitian

Chelsea Champagne RD, LDN is available to answer questions regarding food allergies and dietary concerns and to help you navigate the dining hall safely. Feel free to reach out to her to inquire about topics such as: 

  • Food allergy management
  • Healthy meal suggestions
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Sports nutrition 

Chelsea has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. She works with students, faculty and staff to encourage a healthy and holistic lifestyle. Chelsea also assists students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment.

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