R&DE Stanford Dining is committed to providing a wide variety of healthy options at every meal. We promote fresh and nutritious meal selections and use healthy cooking methods including steaming and grilling wherever possible. R&DE Stanford Dining has a Performance & Wellness Nutritionist, who is involved in all menu planning and evaluation. Available for personal consultations, she can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by booking an appointment online. Learn more about our Performance & Wellness Nutritionist.
Nutrition Consultation Fees:
- Food Allergies, Special Dietary Needs & Dining Accommodations (any student, staff or guest on a Stanford Dining meal plan) - NO FEE - Book Now
- 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
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 "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. It helps diners choose foods that best support their health and wellbeing.