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Healthy Dining Committee


The Healthy Dining Committee seeks to enhance the campus dining culture for faculty, staff, students, and campus guests through promotion of healthy food and beverage items by providing a variety of accessible and affordable options. All campus community members with an interest in nutrition, food policy, or related topics are invited to participate. The Healthy Dining Committee membership represents a wide variety of campus departments.

All campus community members with an interest in nutrition, food policy, or related topics are invited to participate. Email our committee chair(s) William Mupo and Lindsay Wilson to learn more or get involved.

Initiatives

The Healthy Dining Committee seeks to address priority nutrition-related issues through the following campus initiatives:

Healthy Vending Machines

The Healthy Vending Map represents snack vending machine locations on campus with healthier options. Lite Bites items are part of an initiative to make healthy food and drink options on campus easily identifiable. All Lite Bites items are selected based on meeting national and local nutrition criteria for healthy vending snack options. Lite Bites items meet the following standards:

Fat: Not more than thirty-five percent (35%) of calories from fat (with the exception of nuts and seeds, nut butters, eggs, non-fried vegetables, and cheese packaged for individual sale. Snack mixes must meet 35% rule.)

Saturated Fat: Not more than ten percent (10%) of calories from saturated fat (excluding eggs and cheese packaged for individual sale)

Sugar: Not more than thirty-five percent (35%) total weight from sugar and caloric sweeteners (with the exception of fruits and vegetables that have not been processed with added sweeteners)

Sodium: Items shall not contain more than 360 mg of sodium per serving

Calories: Not more than 250 calories per individual package for snack items

Healthy Student Organization Program

Our committee supports the Healthy Student Organization Program, which highlights registered and/or sponsored organizations doing great work promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition, and general wellness for their members. The free program connects student organizations to health and wellness resources while providing recognition and rewards to organizations positively impacting UT-Austin students.

UT Farm Stand

Our committee supports and promotes the UT Farm Stand, which is managed by University Housing and Dining. This on-campus market aims to make local produce accessible to all while educating about sustainable food choices and their impact on the environment.

Food Allergy Awareness & Accommodation

Our committee works to increase awareness of food allergies across campus by updating pamphlets and reading materials at University Health Services, enrolling University Housing and Dining and Services for Students with Disabilities in the FARE College Food Allergy Program, and meeting with the Austin Private Dormitory Association on accommodations for residents.

Meeting Notes

Workgroup Meeting Minutes February 6, 2018
Workgroup Meeting Minutes December 5, 2017
Workgroup Meeting Minutes October 3, 2017
Workgroup Meeting Minutes July 11, 2017
Workgroup Meeting Minutes March 7, 2017
Workgroup Meeting Minutes February 2, 2017
Workgroup Meeting Minutes November 1, 2016
Workgroup Meeting Minutes October 5, 2016
Workgroup Meeting Minutes September 7, 2016
Workgroup Meeting Minutes April 5, 2016
Workgroup Meeting Minutes March 1, 2016
Workgroup Meeting Minutes February 2, 2016
Workgroup Meeting Minutes December 1, 2015
Workgroup Meeting Minutes November 3, 2015
Workgroup Meeting Minutes October 6, 2015
Workgroup Meeting Minutes March 3, 2015
Workgroup Meeting Minutes February 2, 2015


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William Mupo, MPA

Leadership:
William Mupo, MPA

William coordinates programs focused on the prevention of high-risk drinking and alcohol-related harm, as well as physical activity, nutrition, and positive body image promotion. William completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles in History and then gained clinical experience working as a physical therapy aide. He received his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia concentrating on health policy and administration. William’s previous public health experience includes a fellowship at the New Orleans Health Department with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implementing community fitness and trauma response initiatives.



Lindsay Wilson, MS, RD, LD

Leadership:
Lindsay Wilson, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian, University Housing and Dining Lindsay is a co-chair of the Healthy Dining Workgroup, which she has been a member of since it first began in 2012. As a Registered Dietitian with University Housing and Dining, Lindsay has the opportunity to positively impact the 7,400+ students on a campus meal plan by ensuring healthier choices are present on dining hall menus, implementing and assessing food safety and food allergy best practices, and conducting programs that educate students on how to make informed healthy dining decisions. Lindsay is a licensed dietitian in the state of Texas, with national licensure as a Registered Dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Nutritional Sciences, with a minor in Gerontology, from The Pennsylvania State University and then went on to complete the Coordinated Masters in Dietetics program at The University of Pittsburgh.

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