Interested in learning more about nutrition, health, and wellness? Tulane University’s registered dietitian is here to answer all your questions! Kelsey specializes in a variety of nutrition-related areas including food allergies, chronic illnesses, and how to build a balanced plate at any location on campus. Kelsey has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Mississippi State University. She completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was named Louisiana’s Recognized Young Dietitian for 2015-2016, and served as the New Orleans Dietetic Association’s President from 2016-2017. 

As Sodexo’s District Campus Dietitian, Kelsey supports 10 schools throughout Louisiana. Kelsey was the first AllerTrain Master Trainer in the state and continuously trains Sodexo staff to provide safe and delicious food for students with special dietary needs. With a passion for food and nutrition, Kelsey believes in empowering people to lead healthy lifestyles through education and access to healthy foods. Her motto of “all foods fit” allows people to eat right while enjoying Louisiana’s great food. You can follow her on Instagram at @dininghall.nutritionist.

How can I make an appointment with a Tulane University registered dietitian?

To learn more about eating a balanced diet on campus, or assistance with food allergies or other special dietary needs, please email Kelsey Rosenbaum

Food Allergies

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs. All of our staff members are certified through AllerTrain, an extensive food allergy and gluten-free training program.

We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has specific dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form.                                

Simplified 

Simplified is a resident dining option offered at the Dining Room at the Commons that provides safe and delicious food for customers with food allergies, intolerances, or other special dietary needs. The Simplified station offers freshly prepared proteins, vegetables, and carbohydrates made without milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, eggs, or gluten. 

Although foods are prepared in a facility that uses these ingredients, we take great measures to protect against the possibility of cross-contact. Separate equipment, utensils, storage areas, and preparation areas minimize this risk, offering customers a safe and healthy dining option.

My Zone

My Zone is a self-service pantry in the Dining Room at the Commons where food items needed by customers with celiac disease or food allergies can be housed with precautions against cross-contamination. You must have pre-approved Splash Card access to enter My Zone. To apply for access you will need to upload medical documentation in accordance to Dining Services guidelines for documentation and complete the survey. Once your survey is received, the Dining  Plan Petition committee will review your request for access and approve for appropriate diagnosed dietary needs. Before access is added to students Splash Card, students must watch the training video and sign the My Zone contract.

Mindful mindful-icon-35x32.png

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.

Healthy TU Healthy TU

The Lavin-Bernick Center is home to our food court. The food court utilizes Tulane University's very own healthy choices meal program, Healthy TU. Healthy TU options are designed to meet healthy diet criteria based on the most-up-to-date guidelines. Healthy TU choices can be identified by the Healthy TU logo at participating food court locations. 

A variety of gluten-free items across campus are offered and the Tulane Dining team can accommodate customers with gluten allergies. For more information, please contact our Dining Solutions Team.

Vegetarian-35x35.pngMenu 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.

You can find these options in the following locations:

Dining Room at the Commons

  • A variety of vegan and vegetarian options at various stations throughout the Dining Room. 
  • Simplified
  • Veggie burgers or black bean burgers at Grilled

LBC Food Court 

  • Look for the vegetarian logos at all our vendors

Vegan-35x35.pngVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.

You can find these options in the following locations:

Dining Room at the Commons

  • A variety of vegan and vegetarian options at various stations throughout the Dining Room. 
  • Simplified
  • Black bean burgers at Grilled

LBC Food Court 

  • Look for the vegan logos at all our vendors