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.
Meet the Dietitian
Kelly Pearson, RD, CDN | Campus Registered Dietitian
Kelly joined SUNY New Paltz Dining Services in 2021, bringing 9 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. She believes that a well-nourished body is fundamental to optimizing health, well-being, and academic success. Kelly provides many nutrition services to our students, faculty, and staff including nutrition counseling, guest lectures, workshops, tabling events, and cooking demonstrations.
How can Kelly help you?
- General nutrition information
- Healthy eating on campus
- Food allergies & intolerances
- Fueling athletic performance
- Dietary preferences (i.e. vegan, vegetarian)
- Religious & cultural diets
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Mindful & intuitive eating
Whether your dietary needs are medically necessary or a cultural or lifestyle choice, we’re here to help. Contact our Registered Dietitian if you have questions or need support managing a special diet.
Contact Information: T: 845.654.3547 | e-mail
Plant Based Dining
At Peregrine Dining Hall, we offer a vegan/vegetarian station called Veggin Out to fit the needs of plant based students. We offer unique meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner which incorporate fresh and local ingredients. Enjoy hummus with a grilled pita, quinoa stuffed zucchini, chickpea stew, or acorn and butternut squash chili all served with various rice dishes and vegetables. Look for the green vegan icon (green VG) featuring vegan menu items at other stations throughout the week!
New Paltz Dining Services strives to increase the vegan options for our students campus wide. Currently vegan meals are available at Peregrine Dining Hall, Hugo's Fresh Nest, WOW, Element93, Hissho Sushi, SubConnection, Pomodoro's, Atrium Brew, Nesters, Starbucks, Sweets and Treats, Krishna Kitchen and The Roost at Ridgeview. If there are ever any questions regarding vegan dining options please feel free to ask a manager. Remember: keep an eye out for "VG" for vegan!
Check out our vegan map here.
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.
Sodexo's Nutrition Icons
Sodexo's nutrition icons make it easier to make healthy choices. Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus to help you meet your dietary needs or desires.
If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to your on-campus Sodexo manager or chef. If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help! Sodexo has registered dietitians ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices.
Menu 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 offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.