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DSC makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies and to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. In addition, we label items with possible allergen-containing ingredients. However, there is always a risk of contamination. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk.
Dining Services also operates its own bakery. Our bakery is not a “nut free” bakery. We cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination with our baked goods.
In a typical student population, there are between 5-10% of members that have some type of allergy or food sensitivity. Because DSC is serving a large student group, we are asking your assistance in creating a safe food service environment.
Plan ahead: Before you arrive, you should contact the Executive Chef at  346-4878 or via email so you can discuss any specific needs or concerns. Once you arrive, please introduce yourself to the managers and staff so we may work with you. We continually work to provide as much information as possible to enable you to make informed dining choices.
Please follow these simple rules when you are dining with us to help maintain our dedication to safe and healthy eating:
- Only use the provided utensils for specific food items. Do not cross-use utensils between dishes.
- Please do not move any menu labels from their original placement.
- Students with food allergies are reminded to use caution in the community setting of a dining hall.
- If you have any questions, do not hesitate to approach a manager or student supervisor.
Every wonder how big a portion is? Check out the DSC Portion Chart to compare your meals to familiar items that correspond to portion-sizes.
Copyright © 2011, Harvard University. For more information about The Healthy Eating Plate, please see The Nutrition Source, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, www.thenutritionsource.org, and Harvard Health Publications, health.harvard.edu.
Do you have questions about weight control, food allergies, gluten-free diet, vegetarianism, eating disorders, sports nutrition, or other nutrition-related concerns? Schedule an appointment with registered dietitian, Sarah Gunnell. Services include nutrition assessment, dietary analysis, and nutrition counseling.
During your visit, you may meet with a Dietetics student. Students from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics provide nutrition assessment and counseling through the supervision of a registered dietitian. This unique partnership offers clinical experience for students and provides current evidence-based nutrition therapy for clients.
Visits with the dietitian are covered by the Health fee at no additional cost to the student. You can make an appointment with Sarah Gunnell directly by calling 715-346-4646 or speak about your concerns with a Student Health Service clinician who will then help coordinate a dietitian referral.
Mondays 9-11 AM and Thursdays 1-3 PM
Calories required each day to maintain energy balance differ according to gender, age and daily physical activity level. As part of their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA recommends the following:
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Sedentary means a lifestyle that includes only light physical activity with day-to-day life.
Moderately Active means physical activity equivalent to walking 1.5 to 3 miles per day at 3-4 miles per hour in addition to day-to-day life activity.
Active refers to a lifestyle that includes physical activity equivalent to walking more than 3 miles per day at 3-4 miles per hour in addition to day-to-day life activity.
Consult a qualified healthcare provider for more information about your specific caloric needs whether you're interested in maintaining, losing or gaining weight.