Meet Samantha, Our Campus Registered Dietitian
Interested in learning more about nutrition? Samantha, our campus registered dietitian is here to answer all of your questions! Samantha is a dietitian who specializes in a variety of nutrition related areas including food allergies and chronic illness. Samantha received her Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition Clinical Dietetics from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She is a Charger Alumni and completed a comprehensive community nutrition & wellness internship and earned her Master’s degree from the University of New Haven. Samantha has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. She believes disease prevention starts in the kitchen and drives academic success. When working with students to help them achieve their individual wellness goals, she uses a real-life approach that encourages them to strive for progress and not perfection. Small changes every day are all it takes to make a significant health impact towards a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about healthier options on campus schedule an appointment with Samantha and follow us on our social media channels for her nutrition tips @Campusdietitian_Sam
Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
The RDN can give you support in:
- General healthy eating guidance
- Weight management
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Vegetarian/Vegan/Plant-Based Eating
- Any nutrition related questions!
How can I make an appointment with the UNewhaven campus registered dietitian?
Students can schedule an appointment with Samantha at any time. For more information about eating a balanced diet on campus, special dietary needs, or fueling an active lifestyle, contact Samantha at SZajac@newhaven.edu. Use the feedback form to send us a note
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. If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help! Juan Dominguez our General Manager is ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices.
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.
Menu 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.
Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.