All RIT Dining locations offer a variety of fresh and healthy food options that accommodate and support healthy living on campus. In addition, our skilled staff incorporates a wide range of healthy preparation, production, and cooking techniques that substitute unhealthier food items with healthier options.
Our campus is home to a hydroponic farm, housed in a shipping container, that produces 10-15% of the produce used on campus. The farm grows a variety of herbs and lettuces used at RIT Dining locations. When available, we also use fresh produce supplied by local, regional farmers.
Here's a look at some of the healthy options available in all dining locations:
- Vegetarian entrees and soups using tofu, meat substitutes, grains, legumes, and/or all vegetables
- Whole grain and low carbohydrate bread
- Rice, soy, and almond milk
- Lactaid 100% lactose free non-fat milk
- Light dressing alternatives
- Greek and low fat yogurt
- 97% fat free turkey
- Egg whites
- Low-fat and fat-free dairy products
- Stir fry options grilled to order using healthy alternatives (water, olive pomace oil)
- Canola, olive oil, and zero trans fat blended oils
- Trans fat-free oil for frying
Our largest residential dining hall, Gracie’s, provides gluten free and vegan foods everyday within the Plant Based station. The station eliminates animal products including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, and honey. In addition, the entire Gracie’s serving area and kitchen are free from peanuts and tree nuts.
Each dining location offers a variety of healthier options, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. These items meet the following requirements:
- Under 600 calories
- 0 trans fat
- Less than 5g of saturated fat
- Less than 800mg of sodium
- Contains no high fructose corn syrup
- Prepared without frying
Be on the lookout for our Tiger Choice icon. Educate yourself further on our nutrition labeling system.