Friday, May 10, 2013

FOOD SURVEY - Let your voice be heard... students, staff and faculty!

Be you student, staff or faculty, we want to hear what you have to say!

WARNING! Reading further may earn you the chance to win gift certificates to Whole Foods Co-op, Duluth Grill, Sara's Table, How Sweet It Is Bakery and our very own Dining Services!

I am an intern with Health Services as a Community Health Education Major here at UMD. Part of my internship has been to create a survey that will help inform Health Services of food trends, needs and interests of those at UMD. 

It is here and ready to go!

My goal is to not only reach those who participate in the dining locations at UMD but also those who do not for what ever reason.  We'd like to know what you would like to see, your needs and how you might be served better. Don't feel shy about telling us what you like either!  We LOVE to know what is working too!

The survey takes about 7 minutes... it will be open until Friday May 24th.  (I know it is a crazy time with finals...  just don't forget! :)

Thank you for your help in attempting to reach our goal of 1,000 survey respondents!

Your feedback really is very valuable to us.


A huge THANK YOU!! to all the community partners who generously provided fantastic prizes!  Thank you very much for your support!

UMD Dining Services

Monday, May 6, 2013

"Toss the tray" in the name of sustainability!

Change is coming!
This Thursday May 9th, the Dining Center will be going trayless.
All day the trays will be removed from use*.

This event is designed to promote sustainability in our community and on campus by reducing waste.

Each tray that is not used saves 1/3-1/2 gallon of water.

Food waste is also reduced by an average of 1.2-1.8 ounces per meal per person.

Give it a chance and support sustainability!

*Trays will be available in special instances upon request and for those with disabilities.

The water saving statistics surprised me. 
I can certainly see how the lack of tray's might naturally influence our carrying capacity and adjust what we bring to our dining table.

What do YOU think?
Do you have any thoughts related to your experience eating in the D.C. on trayless days?
How did it change what or how much you chose to eat or took to your table? 
Did it change your consumption amount or the amount you threw away?

Share your thoughts!

Judy B.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gluten Free Foods at UMD Stores

Gluten Free Foods at UMD Stores
This information collected by UMD's Dietitian and Food Coach Jean Rodvold and her fantastic intern.

You can reach Jean at  She is available for students staff and faculty for specific questions regarding food served at UMD, general and specific diet needs.

List accurate as of 4/11/13

Not Made in a Gluten Free Facility

Amy’s Frozen EntrĂ©es and Non-frozen Products

·         Tamale -  roasted vegetables

·         Tamale verde -  Cheese

·         Indian - palak paneer

·         Indian Vegetable Korma

·         Tofu scramble – Mexican

·         Tofu scramble

·         Enchilada – Spanish rice and beans

·         Enchilada – Cheese

·         Enchilada – Black beans and vegetables

·         Burrito – Non-dairy

·         Burrito – Cheddar cheese

·         Asian noodle stir fry

·         Bowls – Mexican casserole

·         Bowls – Teriyaki

·         Bowls – Brown rice and vegetables

·         Salsa

·         Chunky tomato bisque soup

·         Split pea soup

·         Lentil soup

·         Lentil and vegetable soup

·         Cream of tomato soup


Minute - Ready to Serve Rice

·         Brown rice

·         Brown and wild rice

·         Long grain rice


Rice Works Chips

·         Sea salt

·         Sweet Chili

·         Parmesan sun dried tomato

·         Salsa Fresca

·         Wild


Go Picnic Ready to Eat Meals

·         Sun butter and crackers

·         Turkey stick and crunch

·         Black bean dip and plantation chips

·         Turkey slices and cheddar

·         Hummus and crackers

·         Turkey pepperoni and cheese


Orville Redenbacher Popcorn

·         Kettle corn

·         Sharp white cheddar

·         Brown sugar cinnamon (pop crunch)

·         White and sharp cheddar mix (pop crunch)

Made in a Gluten Free Facility

Sensible Foods Crunch Dried Fruit

·         Orchard blend

·         Cherry blend

·         Tropical blend

·         Apple blend


Rocky Mountain Popcorn*

·         Caramel

·         White cheddar

·         Cinnamon sugar

·         Jalapeno

·         Naked


Kind Bar

·         Fruit and Nut Delight


Pop Chips*

·         Parmesan garlic

·         Sea salt and vinegar

·         Barbeque

·         Sour cream and onion

·         Cheddar


Deep River Snacks*

·         Sweet Maui onion

·         Original salted

·         Mesquite Barbeque

·         Seal salt and vinegar

·         Salt and cracked pepper


The Better Chip*

·         Sweet onion

·         Fresh corn

·         Jalapeno
·         Red pepper


Bumble Bars

·         Varied Flavors

*certified gluten free