At Washington University, our goal as a part of the dining services team is to provide students with balanced meals that are ethnically diverse, readily accessible, full of variety, considerate of food allergens and sensitivities, and meets individual and group nutritional needs. Our meals aim to include lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, complex carbohydrates, and plant-based fat.
As dietitians, we offer students guidance, practical tools, and realistic recommendations that support a peaceful relationship with food and respect for the body. While nutrition and food selection is a main focus of dietary health and wellness, thoughts and beliefs about food and body image are equally powerful when it comes to student health. Our dietitians work within a wellness, whole-body, framework of striking a balance of both nourishing & pleasurable foods, stress management, sleep hygiene, and exercise as mood support & self-care.
We want WashU to feel like home for our students. Our goal is for students to learn how to eat the foods they love and allow their bodies and minds to thrive while they are students here as well as beyond.