Meet Your Dietitian

Dining Campus Dietitian

Our Dietitian Carolyn Holland is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

  • Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs
  • Eating healthy on campus
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition
  • Weight management

Your Dietitian's background includes experience in school food service management and federal nutrition program oversight. The dining team works to create healthy food options across campus and is available to assist students in making sustainable changes to their diet that fit their lifestyle.

Food Allergy

Talk to Us about Your Food Allergies and Diet Needs!

Students with special dietary needs are expected to communicate their dietary restrictions and requirements to the FSU Dining Team.

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 contact our Registered Dietitian, Carolyn Holland at to set up a meeting.

Allergen Friendly Dining at FSU

Simple Servings is our new resident dining option, providing safe and appetizing food choices for our customers with food allergies or gluten intolerance.

The Simple Servings station will not offer foods made with the FDA’s most-common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs.

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This is what it takes to be Mindful...

McCarthy Dining Commons is now certified Mindful Gold.  Half of the beverages offered are less than 40 calories per serving. More than half of the items on our menu meet the healthy Mindful Criteria and every station offers something Mindful. Healthy does taste great!  Just look for the Mindful apple icon. 

Mindful Wins 2014 Food Magazine's Best Concept Award

Choosing a healthy option at FSU has never been easier! Mindful, launched on campus in 2013 is not just becoming a clear success on campus, but getting some huge props across the country. Mindful is making waves and winning awards. Allergen Friendly Dining at FSU      

My Zone

My Zone which is an allergen aware zone designed to offer food products that are gluten free. My Zone is a self serve area within the dining hall consisting of a stocked refrigerator as well as a designated microwave and toaster. This area is labeled with signage to warn against cross contamination. This station is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, hot entrees are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the My Zone Hot Station. Please notify your dining managers with further questions regarding foods that are safe for you beyond these 2 designated stations