Healthy Eating

Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Meet the Dietitian

Kim Karstens, R.D. and Dining Services General Manager, has a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle and empowering people of all ages to reach their healthiest potential through food and nutrition. She received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition Sciences from Central Washington University. Kim has been a part of the Sodexo family for 25 years with 18 years as the Gnereal Manager for healthy care services. She joined the SPU team in 2008, with the goal to provide the best food and service to the campus community. Kim also assists students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment.

Contact Kim Karstens or (206)281-2381

Bite App by Sodexo

The Bite App is Sodexo's free mobile application where you can view the menu and complete nutritional information for Gwinn Commons Dining Hall right at your fingertips! Rate the dishes, search which menu items contain your allergen, and track what you eat by syncing the app to your FitBit. You can download the application from the App Store or Google Play and search for "Seattle Pacific Univ" to subscribe to Gwinn's menu!

Food Allergies

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs.

We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form.

Simple Servings

Simple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies or gluten intolerance. This station offers food free from peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, and gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens.

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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.

GlutenFree-35x35.pngA variety of gluten-free items across campus and can accommodate customers with foods that are free from gluten-containing ingredients and protected against cross-contact with gluten.

Vegetarian-35x35.pngMenu 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-35x35.pngVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.