Healthy Eating


Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does 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 tips to help you make choices that fit your needs. We've made a commitment to use easy-to-understand nutritional labeling so you can make informed food choices, and if you ever have a question about food ingredients, preparation or cooking information, please don't hesitate to ask for assistance! 

Myranda Dunmire

Meet the Dietitian


Our Registered Dietitian, Myranda Erdmann, MS, RD, LDN, CPhT, adds another dimension to our dining program by working with our campus community to encourage healthy lifestyles and to help individuals become more comfortable in their dining environment at South Dakota State University. She has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. Myranda works closely with our Housing and Residential Department to ensure the health and safety of our students with medical needs. She provides ongoing food allergy education to our dining team to help ensure safe and delicious foods for our customers with food allergies and Celiac disease.   

Come meet Myranda at one of her regular special events on campus or contact her 

Contact Meet the Teamor use the feedbackFeedbackform to request a consultation.  Myranda also suggests you check out our daily menusLocations & Mapalso available by downloading the freeEveryday App. 


Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature! We are committed to creating healthy 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 part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10% 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. 


Food Allergies 

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front-line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs.  We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. For students with medical conditions that impact their ability to dine well on campus, we strongly encourage a conversation with our Registered Dietitian, Executive Chef, and/or General ManagerMeet the Team. In many instances, our dining team can easily assist with special needs. For more detailed information about dining on campus with food allergies, please visit our allergy-specific page (Link to FA/Medical Page). 

Occasionally, Dining Services cannot meet a student’s medical needs within normal service.  We may require additional medical documentation to enable us to develop a more specific meal plan accommodation.  


In this situation, we ask that the student contact the SDSU Housing and Residential Life Department. Together, our departments work to serve our students with medical needs related to dining on campus.  To contact the Housing and Residential Life Department, email or call 605-688-5148.  More information can be found hereResidential Life Form | SDSU. The final deadline for fall semester exemption requests is the Friday following the first day of classes.  The final deadline for spring semester exemptions requests is the Friday following the first day of classes. 

If further information is needed regarding accommodations on campus, please contact the SDSU office of disability services at605-688-4504. 


Simple Servings is our resident dining option, providing safe and appetizing food choices “ready to go” for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer plain and simple foods. The Simple Servings station does not offer foods made with the FDA most-common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, sesame and eggs. All foods offered will be made without gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods.  
For more information on Simple Servings please contact RD Myranda Dunmire at or GM Damian Lewis at
Please let us know your thoughts by completing a Simple Servings survey.
Simple Servings: providing convenient, delicious, and secure options. Focus on your future, not your food allergy.