Dining Services


mynutrition.jpgTo provide the WSU community with resources regarding nutrition, exercise, and general health, Dining Services developed the myNutrition site. In 2009, this website received the 2009 Most Innovative Nutrition Program, according to the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Visit this site to learn more about nutrition, living a healhty lifestyle, and where to find more informatioin regarding diet and exercise. 


Nutrition facts are available for most dining services menu items served at the Dining Centers, Carlita's, the Espresso Bars. Please visit netnutrition.wsu.edu for Nutrition Facts and meal planning.

Allergies and Dietary Concerns

Dining Services wants to provide our guests with nutritious food and an excellent dining experience. We take food allergies and dietary restrictions seriously. Please contact Dining Services' Registered Dietitian, at (509) 335-4785 or at alice.ma@wsu.edu if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. She will work with you to assist the Chef and the General Manager in developing a list of food items that will meet your nutritional needs. If special food items are required in order to meet your nutritional needs, the Dining Services Culinary Team will evaluate the possibility of ordering these special items.

Healthy Options, Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Dining Services is committed to labeling all of the menu items available to customers in the Dining Centers.  We have a variety of snacks, sides, and beverages that meet the Healthy Options criteria and are continuously adding new items.  Each dining center provides a daily vegetarian entree, and we offer vegan, gluten-friendly, and allergen-friendly choices as often as possible. Look for the icons below to help meet your nutritional needs at each of our dining centers. 

Eat Well Icons _1-2x 1-2 Dark Allergen Friendly Ingredients do not contain any of the top eight most common allergens, such as nuts, shellfish, and milk. May still contain less common allergens, such as corn or sesame. All items at the Natural station at each Dining Center meet theh allergen-friendly requirements. 

Eat Well Icons _1-2x 1-2 Dark Gluten Friendly Ingredients do not contain gluten, including wheat, barley, or rye.* All items at the Natural station at each Dining Center meet the gluten-friendly requirements.

Eat Well Icons _1-2x 1-2 Dark Healthy Option Contains fewer grams of fat, fewer calories, and low sodium. All healhy options items contain less thatn 30% of calories from fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat. Entrees are limited to 600 calories per serving and fewer than 1000mg of sodium. Check out this brochure for a brief overview of how to eat healthy at Washington State University.  

Eat Well Icons _1-2x 1-2 Dark Vegan No animal products, such as dairy, eggs, or honey. Some items may contain trace amounts of refined sugar and/or wine. Self-serve or made-to-order items, such as pasta bars or burgers, with both meat and meatless options may be labeled vegan.  

Eat Well Icons _1-2x 1-2 Dark Vegetarian No meat, fish, poultry, or gelatin. Dairy and eggs allowed. Self-serve or made-to-order items, such as pasta bars or burgers) with both meat and meatless options may be labeled vegetarian.  

*Contact the Dining Services Registered Dietitian if you are concerned about cross-contact with gluten. 

Recipes and Ingredients

All units have unique menus and recipes. If you have questions regarding ingredients in a specific menu item while in the dining centers, please contact the unit manager on duty. The Dining Center Chef, or the General Manager will provide you with the ingredient information for a specific menu item.

By informing our dietitian, we can best serve you by pointing out which foods to avoid. If you are having an allergic reaction, seek medical help immediately.