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For Your Health

Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow. Your Sodexo dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience. From recipes that include the most nutritious mix of ingredients to offering educational resources for positive lifestyle habits, healthy options are the result of a team dedicated to advancing the well-being of the entire campus community.

Another important part of our focus on health and wellness is the use of seasonal menus, featuring fresh and healthy ingredients - many of which are grown by local or regional farmers. Every season has its own unique produce that is showcased in delicious signature dishes to highlight the distinct flavors and natural appeal of seasonal items.

For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs, we have informational resources and customized menus to address your needs. These menus meet the strictest compliance standards without sacrificing flavor, texture, or presentation. For more information about special dietary accommodations or to fill out a Student Dining Accommodation Request Form please visit the Franklin and Marshall College Office of Student Accessibility Services Homepage. If you have a special dietary need, feel free to contact us

What's on the menu at the Restaurants at Ben Franklin? You can always view our weekly menus for the main dining hall on our website to see what food items will be available at an upcoming meal. These menus also contain valuable nutrition content information. Check out our weekly menus on our Restaurants at Ben Franklin page.

Meet F&M's Sodexo Dietitian

Sue Hurd

Sue Hurd is a Registered Dietitian with over 20 years of experience in commercial food service, health and wellness arenas. She received her Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and completed her Dietetic Internship with the Wood Company, now known as Sodexo. Susan's vast experience in food and nutrition enable her to relate the science of nutrition to the general public in an easily understandable format. Sue visits F&M monthly, hosting a variety of health and wellness focused events.


Nourishing News Newsletter



    Sue - Natural sodas                        Sue - Mindful bfast

Natural Soda Demonstration                Mindful Breakfast Review


Nutrition IconsSodexo's nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on campus to help you meet your dietary needs and desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to
Drew Niemann, General Manager at (717) 358-7165.

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.

Health and wellness are important to Franklin & Marshall College. We understand the importance of providing balanced and nutritious choices in the dining hall. Mindful is a program that makes choosing the healthy choice, the easy choice. Mindful foods balance nutrition with enticing flavors to create an indulgent way to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Look for the logo which identifies the Mindful choices on campus.

Mindful meals follow the USDA’s plate design and include a vegetable, protein and wholesome carbohydrate such as whole grain. They also meet certain nutritional criteria:

• < 600 calories
• < 35% of calories from fat
• < 10% of calories from saturated fat
• < 100mg cholesterol
• < 800mg sodium
• > 3g fiber
• Trans fat free

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Students can be entirely in the know with nutritional information before they even step foot in our dining hall by using our new Bite App. The app tells you what's on the menu today in our main dining hall for each meal. It also helps students to see special menu items, nutritional information, ingredients, calorie content, allergies and more!


Have you heard about Text 2 Be Healthy?

You can communicate with our dietitian via Text 2 Be Healthy right from your phone! A simple text will connect you with them and the information you need. Simply text 2bhealthy to 82257!



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Quick Links
  • Mindful
    Learn more about making healthy choices second nature.
  • A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!
    Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet
  • Ask a Sodexo Dietitian
    Ask your health questions to one of our registered dietitians
  • Nutrition Tracking 
    Use MyFitnessPal and the Nutrition Calculator to plan and track your meals
  • My Plate
    Get healthy eating tips, create a personalized plan, and more with the latest information from the USDA

Better Tomorrow

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