Dining: Social Sustainability 

  • ISU Dining has a strong relationship with Food at First, a local non-profit organization that supplies meals and food items to Ames community members in need. Donations include perishable food items (typically during academic breaks) and items from campus events, as well as packaged retail products past their sell by date.
  • Kallen Anderson, ISU Dining’s Registered Dietitian, provides educational opportunities to students and community members throughout the year. Events include Culinary Boot Camp, and Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Kallen is on Instagram (@isudiningrd) showing how students can build balanced meals in the dining centers and around other ISU Dining locations.
  • ISU Dining maintains the Special Diet Kitchen for those with unique dietary needs. The kitchen can accommodate individuals with severe allergies, as well as those who need medically-prescribed meals following surgery or illness.
  • The ISU Dining website allows customers to see menus for each location, as well as filter these menus for food allergens and hide by dietary preference. Learn how to check this information via the ISU Dining educational video on YouTube.