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

Food Allergies

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We have developed an inclusive program to meet the needs of our diners with food allergies and dietary restritions ensuring that their dining experience is safe, delicious and social. We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. Our supervisors, managers and many of our frontline staff have taken the AllerTrain training on proper food storage, handling and cleaning procedures for allergen-safe food-handling.

We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please connect with our Executive Chef, Charles Salmond 603-899-1097 or 

Franklin Pierce University Dining is also proud to offer My Zone, an allergy-safe station.

My Zone

My Zone is our campus “pantry” located in the Marketplace Cafe where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or food allergies can be housed with precautions against cross-contact. This special area is free of gluten-containing ingredients, as well as tree nuts and peanuts. My Zone gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen-safe meal preparation.  For more information on using My Zone, please click here or contact our Executive Chef, Charles Salmond 603-899-1097 or


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! We feature Mindful meals at their very own station daily here at Franklin Pierce Dining.

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.

Vegetarian-35x35.pngMenu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, or any products derived from meat, 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.

NGI-35x35(2)Menu items that are prepared in-house can not be labeled Gluten Free, however when we prepare items with ingredients that naturally do not contain gluten, we'll let you know!