Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NEW Food @DiningUMD

Welcome Back! 

I hope everyone had a refreshing summer. It is an exciting year for UMD Dining Services with the opening of a new sub shop in the Food Court, new menus in Center Court Restaurant and the Dining Center, Coffee Shop grab and go additions, as well as a complete renovation of the DC to start in Spring 2015!!

Read on for an overview of what is new for the 2014-2015 school year.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Did I hear there will be a new shop in the Food Court?

YES! UMD Dining Services is proud to announce the addition of a sub shop concept to the Plaza Food Court. 

Plans are in place and construction has begun this summer with the hope to open for fall semester. The concept is exciting and we will be using reclaimed wood from the Globe Elevator of the Twin Ports. 
note: name is still in progress... "sub station" nor "sub shop" is the planned name

Thursday, May 22, 2014

How A Pro Packs Lunch

Eat like a Dietitian

because we like good food ;)

Salad in a Jar, Cantaloupe, Greek Yogurt, & Granola!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

VC in the DC 2014

Vice Chancellor of Student Life Lisa Erwin treated students to delicious omelets during a special late night breakfast! About 840 students took part in this event in the Dining Center.

If you missed out, check out this video & we hope to see you next year!!

Here are photos from 2013 event!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fueling up for Finals

5 simple steps to a healthy & productive finals week

1. Limit your buzz

Drinks with CaffeineExcess caffeine (>500mg) can cause insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat, and muscle tremors -- none of which are very conducive to focused studying!

Energy drinks are loaded with sugar, which can provide a temporary energy boost, but usually can cause you to "crash" a short time later. Avoid or limit your energy drink consumption as much as possible.

Moderate doses are not harmful:
***Limit your caffeine intake to 200-300 mg/day***
Use this resource to determine how much caffeine is in your favorite beverages.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Healthy Treat or Sugary Sweet?


Is your favorite granola bar actually healthy, or is it nutritionally equivalent to that of a candy bar?

A "staple" college snack includes the granola bar. This can be a healthy & convenient choice, but buyer beware as some can contain as much sugar as candy bars!


Thursday, April 17, 2014


Earth Week at UMD April 21st-April 25th

You don't have to go completely vegan or vegetarian to have an impact on the environment

Why Meatless?

Producing 1 pound of beef uses...

  • as much fuel as driving a car 32 miles.
  • as much grain as 20 loaves of bread
  • energy as 256 100 watt light bulbs per hour
  • as much water as taking 60 showers
Over a year, if everyone in the United States ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, it would be like not driving 91 billion miles - or taking 7.6 million cars off the road. (Source: Environmental Working Group)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What is "The Dietitian's Dish" all about?

So what's the deal with this blog?

If you are interested in . . . .

  • What is going on with UMD Dining Services, in relation to nutrition, allergies, menu changes or updates, ingredients, new menu items, new nutritious offerings, new allergen friendly offerings, etc., this blog is for you.
  • Information on health and nutrition services at UMD, such as workshops, contests and challenges, this blog is for you.
  • Receiving tips, tricks, and information on how to eat a healthy diet with a college lifestyle and budget, including tips for finding nutritious food on campus, this blog is for you.
  • Getting the latest and greatest on current health and nutrition topics, this blog is for you.
  • If you are a Bulldog, this blog is for you!
I also want to use this site as a forum for you to give me feedback on what I can do to better serve you in my position. Are you interested in a weight management group on campus? Let me know! Is there a group of you that would like to go on a grocery store tour to learn about healthy grocery shopping? Let me know! Have a suggestion for food offerings, send me a message!