We strive to provide a wide variety of nutritionally balanced menu options for everyone. You can learn how to choose the right foods for you at ChooseMyPlate.gov.We can also accommodate individuals with specific dietary needs. Students who follow a medically prescribed diet should schedule an appointment with our registered dietitian.
Our dietitian is also available to give presentations on nutrition and healthy lifestyles to any student group! Email us to make arrangments for a presentation for your group.
- NetNutrition® is an online tool to help you find nutritional information and identify healthy food choices on our standard and daily menus.
- You can use NetNutrition® to build meals around your nutritional goals and view side-by-side comparisons of our menu items.
- Ingredients may vary due to changes in product formulation.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Are you curious about what it means to be a vegetarian or vegan?
Check out these helpful resources.
VegIU is a campus group for people interested in vegetarianism and veganism.
Q & A About a Vegetarian Diet
Q: Will I be able to meet my protein needs with a vegetarian diet?
A: Animal products are not the only source of protein. Many plant sources contain protein as well. Protein is found in grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and several vegetables. If a variety of foods are consumed and caloric needs are met, it is possible to meet protein needs with plant sources.
Q: What will I eat?
A: Eating a variety of foods works best to meet your daily nutrient requirements. Use "My Plate" to map out your food choices. Try to get at least:
- 6 servings of grains,
- 3 to 5 servings of vegetables,
- 2 to 4 servings of fruit,
- 5 to 7 ounces of meat alternatives (tofu, beans, tempeh, seitan, etc.) and
- 2 to 3 servings of milk or other calcium-rich sources.
Q: Will I need to take any supplements?
A: If you are not able meet your daily nutrient needs through diet alone, then a supplement would be appropriate. To find out if your diet is adequate, consult with our registered dietitian.
Q: I'm a vegetarian; where can I eat on campus?
A: We have many vegetarian options. The food courts are a great choice, as they offer a wide selection for vegetarians.
- The Eat Right locations feature a vegan or vegetarian entrée at least twice a week.
- Flamingo’s Grill offers regular and egg white omelets with veggies, as well as garden burgers.
- Stir-fry at Pacific Rim has tofu as a protein option. The Chile Garlic, Sesame, Teriyaki, Chili Oil, and Sweet & Sour sauces do not contain animal products.
- The Eat Right breakfast bar at Wright, Gresham, and El Bistro offers fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt, homemade granola lightly sweetened with honey, and hot cereal.
- Edmondson Dining Room at Collins specializes in vegetarian and vegan fare and serves a variety of soups, salads, entrees, and desserts appropriate for the vegan or vegetarian diet.
For more information on vegetarian dining on campus or to provide feedback, contact the RPS dietitian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Will a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?
A: To lose weight, you must use more calories than you take in. Being a vegetarian is not a guarantee for weight loss.
Food served at RPS Dining locations is prepared in an area where the following "Top 8" allergens are present: fish, SHELLFISH (shrimp), peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, dairy, gluten, and sesame. Ingredient cross-contact is possible. RPS Dining cannot guarantee that any item prepared in our kitchen is free of a certain ingredient or allergen.
Customers with life-threatening allergies should use caution. Request to speak with the chef at dining locations to prepare food in allergen-free areas for your specific dietary needs. If you have food allergies or any additional questions, please call the RPS Registered Dietitian: 812-856-5851.
Food Allergy Reporting Form
Please complete and submit this form to have our registered dietitian contact you to assist in identifying foods that are available on campus for your particular dietary needs.
Foods identified as not containing wheat may not be certified Gluten Free. Cross-contact with gluten may occur during food preperation. If you are sensitive to gluten, consult the Registered Dietitian or ask the Chef or Dining Manager on site for an ingredient list. Our staff is happy to accommodate your request to have your meal prepared in a manner that reduces cross-contact as much as possible.
Eat Right is a healthy eating initiative focused on providing healthy dining choices throughout campus. Look for the Eat Right logo on menus to help you make informed decisions
Eat Right guidelines include:
- Plant-based products with high fiber content
- Heart healthy proteins
- Fresh produce
- Nutrient dense foods
- Healthy fats
Contact our registered dietitian with any questions at email@example.com.