Healthy Eating Guide

ARAMARK introduced a Healthy for Life nutritional program in Fall 2013.  Healthy for Life is a comprehensive, unified platform for health and wellness on campus.  This program creates a culture of health and wellness that enables and encourages health and well-being, engages the campus community to actively participate and connect to a culture of wellness as well as encourage student and faculty/staff to have interest in and excitement about healthy choices. Look for the 3D-Digital Wellness Centers at both the Fresh Food Company and Gator Corner Dining Center.   Custom literature displays and brochures are also available.  Contact Raina Rivera, Gator Dining’s Registered Dietitian,  for specific dietary questions or concerns.

Food is the fuel your body needs to function. Chances are you’re pretty careful about what you put into your car’s gas tank. Shouldn’t you care at least as much about what you eat? Today there’s a wider variety of foods to choose from than ever before. Making smart choices is a critical part of any total health plan. When you combine a well-balanced diet with moderate exercise, it can help you feel better and keep off unwanted pounds, while avoiding the revolving door of dieting. Dining Services believes that good nutrition is essential to good health. To help assist you in furnishing your body with the essentials for a healthy diet, we have several tools to offer. First, every day we offer vegetarian/vegan items at all locations. We also offer assistance from a registered dietitian. If you have special dietary needs or concerns, please contact us and we will get you in touch with Student Health Care Services or our nutritionist. For quick reference and education on healthy eating, we have nutritional web site links to help you. If you don’t see what you need, or have suggestions, please contact us at Gator Dining feedback. We welcome your suggestions. ARAMARK works with the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to develop joint consumer education programs, elevate awareness of dietitians as the nation’s nutrition experts, and make a greater impact on public health, ARAMARK is the only professional services management company to be an ADA Partner. For more information and specific questions, please contact Gator Dining’s Registered Dietitian

Nutritional Websites

General Nutrition

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
Center for Science in the Public Interest:
National Institute of Health:
Medline Plus:
The American Dietetic Association – SCAN:
Runners World:
American Council for Exercise:


The American Diabetes Association:
Diabetic Cooking:

Food Allergies

The Food Allergy Network:
Gluten Intolerance Group:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:


Cooking Light:
The World’s Greatest Recipe Collection:


Vegetarian Resource Group:
Vegetarian Times:
Veggie Life:

University of Florida

Student Health Care Center:
Students for a Healthy Gator:

National Brands on Campus

Boar’s Head:
Einstein Bros. Bagels:
Jamba Juice:
Java City:
KFC Express:
Moe’s Southwest Grill:
Panda Express:
Papa John’s:
Pollo Tropical:
Rising Roll:
Salad Creations: