Healthy Eating

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.

Simple Servings

Simple Servings

Simple Servings provides safe and appetizing food choices for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, and those who prefer simple foods. This program also recognizes the current skyrocketing demand for gluten-free foods, which certain students may require out of medical necessity (celiac disease) or simply by choice.

Simple Servings by Sodexo offers allergen-free items on campus that are fresh, flavorful, and delicious. All foods offered at the Simple Serving station are naturally free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. Lunch and dinner protein entrees change daily and include varied protein options of: fish, beef, pork, chicken and turkey. 

Simple Servings stations can be found at Gateway Cafe Monday-Thursday for Lunch and Dinner, and Friday for Lunch. Hale Aloha Cafe offers Simple Servings at Friday Dinner and for Weekend Brunch and Dinner. 

Plant Based Diets

We offer a variety of options for our Vegetarian and Vegan customers. Popular items include Tofu Poke at Stir Fresh, the Beyond Burger at Campus Center Food Court, and at resident dining we offer a plant based protein bar and vegetarian/vegan station. Please see our brochure for more information.

Vegan/Vegetarian Brochure

Manoa Dining Services received an A+ Rating from Peta2 for our variety of vegan food available on campus!


Food Allergies

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs.

Meet the Dietitian

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. If you need additional assistance, please contact our General Manager, Donna Ojiri, RD to make an appointment by phone at 808-956-9777.

Mindful mindful-icon

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.

VegetarianMenu 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.

VeganVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.