Meet the Dietitian

Meet the Dietitian Cristina Caro, MBA, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Wellness Manager for Sodexo Campus Dining, to support JSU nutrition and wellness. She is a food allergy and food safety expert and assists with special dietary needs through confidential phone consults and virtual appointments. Cristina actively promotes healthy eating and wellness through nutrition expos, snack and learns, social media, virtual contests and more. She also assists as guest speaker for health panels, classes, and meetings, participates in wellness fairs, and offers sports nutrition. She welcomes campus interviews and nutrition questions. 

Follow Cristina @the_mobile_dietitian.

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.

Download the Mindful Munch e-book for campus dining for inspiration and suggestions to improve your diet, performance, and overall energy level.

Simple Servings

Simple Servings is our allergen-safe dining option in The Caf for guests with food allergies or gluten intolerance. This station also appeals to those who prefer simple foods. The menu items are free from peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, and gluten-containing ingredients, prepared in a dedicated separate kitchen. The simple nutritious meals are prepared by staff members carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens. If you have questions about this station or have dietary/allergen concerns, please contact the campus chef or Christina Caro, our regional dietitian.

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. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call Brian Cosby at
(256) 782-8330 to set up a meeting.

Mindful mindful-icon

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.

VegetarianMenu 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.

VeganVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.