New dietitian encourages healthy choices
UH Dining Services wants to help you make
healthier choices, so they are proud to introduce registered
dietitian Caroline Sullivan as the newest member of the team.
Sullivan comes to UH from Stephen F. Austin University, where
she was the registered dietitian on staff at SFA Dining
Services. She also taught for the Department of Kinesiology and
Health Science as an adjunct professor.
“There is a huge demand on campus for the kind of information
that will allow our guests to make informed choices about the
healthy options available to them in our dining services,” said
Geoff Herbert, Resident District Manager for UH Dining Services.
“To facilitate that and to provide an advocate for the students
who can also teach and counsel through both one-on-one and group
meetings is why we brought Caroline on board.”
Sullivan already has plans to begin several new programs on
campus, and more details for each of those programs are below.
Dietitian’s Pick Program
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 14, customers at both residential
restaurants were able to see “Dietitian’s Picks” for both lunch
and dinner featured at the cash registers. The picks also rotate
on the screens at the Fresh Food Company, and will do the same
at the Real Food on Campus once the screen software is updated
to allow it.
The picks are based on criteria such as low fat content, low
sodium, servings of vegetables and calcium content. Colored
identifiers will tell customers why a certain selection was made
In addition, Sullivan is working on Dietitian’s Picks for the
retail venues on campus that will also be featured at the
registers for those locations.
One-on-One Counseling Sessions
One of the most exciting services Sullivan will offer is free,
one-on-one counseling sessions with UH students. Thirty-minute
sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis
and will be restricted to one per student to allow for maximum
utilization by all students on campus.
Sullivan will take
reservations via e-mail at
Going forward, Sullivan will work with chefs at both residential
dining locations to develop menus that fit a variety of
nutritional needs, while still maintaining speed of service and
keeping student costs low. Customers can also email her at
if they have specific questions about eating certain items or
keeping a specific diet in the dining halls.
Approximately once a month, Sullivan will host a Dine with the
Dietitian event at one dining location on campus, giving
students a chance to interact with her and ask specific
questions. Topics will vary each event, but can include
gluten-free eating, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles and healthy
So make the healthy choice, and join Sullivan as she works to
make UH a healthier campus.
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