Eating Healthy

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 Your Dietitian

Luke-Flaherty-for-nutrition-pageLucas Flaherty, RD, LD is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as: 

  • Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs 
  • Eating healthy on campus 
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition 
  • Weight management
  • Campus Presentations 

He has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. He works with students, faculty and staff to encourage a healthy and holistic lifestyle. He also assists students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment. 

Contact Lucas at: lucas.flaherty@drake.edu or at (515) 271-4133

Food Allergy

Talk to Us about Your Food Allergies and Diet Needs! 

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs. 

We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual 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

Simple Servings

simple-servings-50x30.pngThe Simple Servings Station in Hubbell Dining features foods that are free of the top allergens, including: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. 

MyZone

myzone-35x35.pngThe MyZone area in Hubbell Dining is completely free of these items as well and features a toaster and microwave to be used exclusively with allergen-free items. 

Quad Creek also offers gluten-free dining options as well by request. 

Dietitian's Choice

Look for the "Dietitian's Choice" label throughout our dining areas for the healthiest options and favorites that our campus dietitian recommends. 

Vegan/Vegetarian

Vegan-35x35.png Vegetarian-35x35.pngWe have a variety of vegan and vegetarian options available throughout our dining locations. 

Contact our dietitian for more information.

Mindful

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. Chefs in our test kitchen develop recipes to meet these criteria in delicious fashion! 

mindful-icon-35x32.pngLook for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.