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Meet the Dietitian

Cristina Caro, MBA, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Wellness Manager for Sodexo Campus Dining, to support UAB nutrition and wellness. She is a food allergy and food safety expert and assists with special dietary needs through confidential phone consults and virtual appointments. Cristina actively promotes healthy eating and wellness through nutrition expos, snack and learns, social media, virtual contests and more. She also assists as guest speaker for health panels, classes, and meetings, participates in wellness fairs, and offers sports nutrition. She welcomes campus interviews and nutrition questions. Follow Cristina @the_mobile_dietitian.

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Dietary Guide

Dietary Guide

UAB Campus Dining has a variety of unique options to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences at all of our locations. We strive to ensure we can meet a wide range of needs and lifestyles. For those needing accommodations, please see the linked guide. Full nutrition information is available on the Locations page.

Allergies & Accommodations

Allergies & Accommodations

Students with food allergies or students who need dietary accommodations should reach out to the campus executive chef to create a plan for dining on campus. More info is available in the Dietary Guide above.

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Simple Servings

UAB Campus Dining is committed to providing delicious and safe dining options for all students, including those with allergies and dietary needs or restrictions. That's why we have a dedicated separate kitchen at our Simple Servings station in the Commons on the Green, where we offer menu options that are free from dairy, eggs, wheat, shellfish, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, and sesame.

Simple Servings is designed to accommodate individuals who are looking for gluten-free menu items, and it also appeals to students who prefer simple foods. We understand the importance of catering to diverse dietary needs and allergies, and our team is always ready to help. If you have any questions about this station or any dietary/allergen concerns, please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are happy to assist in any way we can.



UAB Campus Dining places a high priority on creating healthy environments for our customers. So if you’re looking for healthy food that tastes great, look no further than Mindful! Mindful focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions, and clarity in message so that making Mindful choices becomes second nature. You’ll know it's Mindful when you see the green apple heart icon on the Bite menu and in our dining hall. Mindful is all about providing choice - the choice to make healthier selections, the choice to learn about food, the choice to start living a healthier lifestyle.