Nutrition @ Stanford

R&DE Stanford Dining is committed to providing you with a wide variety of healthy options at every meal. We promote fresh and nutritious meal selections and use healthy cooking methods, like steaming and grilling, wherever possible. R&DE Stanford Dining has a registered dietitian on staff who is actively involved in all menu planning and evaluation. The Performance & Wellness Nutritionist is available for personal consultations and can be reached by emailing . The Performance & Wellness Nutritionist is available for personal consultations and can be reached by emailing nutritionist@stanford.edu or by booking an appointment online. Learn more about our Performance & Wellness Nutritionist.

Nutrition Consultation Fees:

  • Undergraduate Student on a Stanford Dining Meal Plan (10, 14 or 19 meals) – NO FEE – Book Now
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Student with an Apartment Meal Plan or Meal Block – $35 – Book Now
  • Stanford Affiliate (Faculty, Staff, Spouse or Graduate) - $55 – Book Now
  • Guest Consultation (Conferees, Visitors) - $85 – Book Now

Nutrition Ethos
Learn more about our food standards and nutrition philosophy.

The following is a sample of our menu specifications and standards:

  • All of our dairy products are certified hormone-free.
  • We avoid potentially harmful additives such as MSG, artificial dyes and trans-fats in our foods.
  • We partner with local farms to offer fresh, high quality fruit and vegetables.
  • Most of our soups, sauces and dressings are made fresh "from scratch" every day.
  • We use whole grains in our composed rice, pasta and salad dishes. Brown rice and whole-grain pasta are available at every meal.
  • The kosher salt used in our cooking contains 33% less sodium by volume.
  • We offer fresh steamed and roasted vegetables at lunch and dinner.
  • Soy milk is always available as a milk alternative for those who do not consume dairy.
  • We label all food items for easy identification.

Build a Balanced Plate
In Spring of 2016 Stanford Dining launched the Build a Balanced Plate initiative. The Balanced Plate provides a guide to what a well-rounded, nutritionally dense meal might look like and helps diners choose foods that best support their health and wellbeing.