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Bite App- Menu & Nutritional Information

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!

Kim Karstens, RD, General Manager

Born in CA, my family relocated to eastern WA in 1977, and I moved to Seattle in 1990 to begin my career as a Dietitian.

I received my B.S. in Food & Nutrition Sciences from Central Washington University and completed my dietetic internship at Texas Women’s University, Houston TX. I’ve been a part of the Sodexo family for 25 years, with 18 years as the General Manager for health care services. I joined the SPU team in 2008, with the goal to provide the best food and service to the campus community.

I’ve always been interested in nutrition, exercise, cooking, and gardening, and since meeting my husband, golf.

I’m proud to be a part of the Campus Dining Services team and we hope you enjoy the variety of products we prepare fresh for you each day.

kim.karstens@sodexo.com | (206) 281-2381

Calorie Clarity

With the new law around the corner, all of our dining locations have calorie count signage to keep our guests informed and guide them to live a healthier lifestyle.

New Snacking Items

The Corner Place Market carries a variety of snacking options. Whether you are looking for gluten-free, dairy-free, organic, or non-GMO snacks, the C-Store cares about accommodating guests. In 2017, we brought in dairy-free ice cream, whole fruit, vegan frozen meals, & more!

Mindful by Sodexo

Sodexo's Mindful program creates healthy balanced meals with enticing flavors. Look for the Mindful Icon next to menu items in Gwinn and Mindful specials at our retail locations!

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For Your Health

Make it Mindful - There’s Still Time to Win

Help create the next Mindful pizzettas!

Make it Mindful - There's Still Time to Win from Sodexo USA on Vimeo.

Mindful Offering

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. Chefs in our test kitchen develop recipes to meet these criteria in delicious fashion! Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

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.

Nutrition IconsSodexo's nutrition icons make it easy to identify healthy choices

Look for these nutrition icons on the foods being served on your campus to help you meet your dietary needs or desires. If you need assistance finding the right types of foods for you, please reach out to your on-campus Sodexo manager or chef.

If you have additional dietary questions, please contact us so we can help! Sodexo has registered dietitians ready to answer your questions and help you make healthy choices.

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  • Mindful
    Learn more about making healthy choices second nature.
  • A Better Tomorrow Starts Today!
    Learn more about making smart choices for your health, for your community and for your planet
  • Meet the Dietitian
    Ask your health questions to one of our registered dietitians
  • Nutrition Tracking 
    Use MyFitnessPal and the Nutrition Calculator to plan and track your meals
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  • My Plate
    Get healthy eating tips, create a personalized plan, and more with the latest information from the USDA

Better Tomorrow

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