By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.

Meet the Dietitian

Maya Laroia, RD

A New York State native, Maya has an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and completed her dietetic internship through the Saga Graduate School. She is an accredited Registered Dietician and a member of The American Dietetic Association.

Ask Maya your nutrition questions! E-mail Maya Laroia, Registered Dietitian.


Dietary Resources

For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs, we have informational resources and customized menus to address your needs. Contact Paula Presley for additional information paula.presley@sodexo.com (518)244-2377

My Zone

My Zone is an area in McKinstry Dining Hall that provides student who have food allergies or a food(s) intolerance with food that is allergen friendly. This area can be used to make a quick meal for yourself. Our My Zone may be outfitted with a dedicated microwave, refrigerators, toaster, and gloves. If you require something that you do not see, please ask one of our dining room managers. We want to ensure that you have a wonderful dining experience.

Gluten-free bread, wraps, and desserts, pre-made meals ready to be re-heated, made-to-order gluten-free sandwiches or meals, Soy or Lactaid milk products, individual packets of butter, cream cheese, and jellies are available.

Sodexo staff are trained to avoid cross-contact of menu items. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils, and preparation areas minimize, but do not completely eliminate the chances of gluten and other allergens in dining and retail spaces. Please support our program and do not use this area if you do not have food allergies or a food(s) intolerance with food.

For students who have special dietary and nutritional needs, please contact Paula Presley for additional information and access to My Zone paula.presley@sodexo.com (518)244-2377
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For Your Health

Make it Mindful - There’s Still Time to Win

Help create the next Mindful pizzettas!

Make it Mindful - There's Still Time to Win from Sodexo USA on Vimeo.

Mindful Offering

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! Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

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.

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

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus to help you meet your dietary needs or desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to your on-campus Sodexo manager or chef.

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.

In This Section
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
  • Meet the 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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