Build Balanced Plates

University Dining encourages students to build balanced plates to fuel their bodies.
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Building a balanced plate


Learn more about building a balanced plate here!

What resources are available if I want to improve my health

University Dining employs a full-time dietitian to meet with students. Schedule a meeting with the dietitian at 715.232.3599, via email at, or ask a nutrition question by Contacting the Dietitian.

University Dining wants to help you accomplish the health goals you set for yourself. We encourage individuals to focus on developing a balanced eating plan and improving your health now and for the future. We also encourage students to work with our Registered Dietitian and your health care provider (Health Services are available on campus) to ensure you can meet your goals.

You can also find nutrition information for our menu items on our online menu database. The menu database can calculate calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, and vitamins listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel. You can find the link for the nutrition information on our Online Menu.

University Dining has a wide variety of choices available in all operations. University Dining provides detailed nutritional analysis of items online or on the labels of house made pre-packaged items.  In addition to providing helpful, evidence based resources, University Dining also offers many items that may assist you in achieving your balanced health goals.
A few examples:

  • Extensive salad bars in our cafeterias
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Several fruit options per meal
  • Whole grain breads and tortillas
  • Low fat/fat free dairy options and dairy alternatives
  • Salt and sugar alternatives
  • 100% orange, apple, and cranberry juices
  • Lean protein sources, including lean meats, beans, legumes, and nut butters
  • Trans fat free frying oils
  • Balanced snack options in our retail areas
What if I have a chronic medical condition?

In addition to Health Services, our Registered Dietitian is available to meet with students who have chronic medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. The Registered Dietitian can provide you with additional nutrition information and education to help you manage your chronic medical condition while attending UW-Stout. The Registered Dietitian can be reached at 715.232.3599,