Eating Healthy

Your dining team proudly provides you with healthy options every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks, and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information, and dietary tips that fit your needs.

Food Allergies

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front-line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially students with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet requirements.

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that their dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form.

Gluten Free Dining

Our dining locations offer many gluten-free options to our students with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Many of the meals offered in our cafes are free from gluten-containing ingredients. Please do take note that our gluten-free options are prepared in a kitchen containing gluten ingredients, although we do take care to avoid cross contamination. Waves Café, Nature's Edge, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and the HAWC Store also offer pre-packaged gluten-free meals and snacks.

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Mindful is Sodexo's health and wellness program that helps making healthy choices second nature! We are committed to creating wholesome environments for our customers. Central to this effort is providing healthy, nutritious foods. The result of this initiative is an approach that focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions and clarity in message so that you can make mindful choices!

Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal is limited in calories, has fewer than 30 percent of calories as fat, fewer than 10 percent of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium and cholesterol. Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

GlutenFree-35x35.pngA variety of gluten-free items are available across campus, and we can accommodate customers with foods that are free from gluten-containing ingredients and protected against cross-contact with gluten.

Vegetarian-35x35.pngMenu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish, or poultry, or any meat products such as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians and may include eggs and/or dairy products.

Vegan-35x35.pngVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk, or other animal-derived products such as honey. Pepperdine Dining Services offers a daily vegan entree in the Waves Cafe for lunch and dinner.

Meet the Dietitian

Katherine McCune, RD, is available for complimentary consultations on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on topics such as: 

  • Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs 
  • Eating healthy on campus 
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition 
  • Weight management 
  • Campus Presentations 

Katherine has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. She works with students, faculty and staff to encourage a healthy and holistic lifestyle. She also assists students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment. 

Contact Katherine at: Katherine.McCune@pepperdine.edu