Meet Your Dietitian

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Interested in learning more about nutrition, health, and wellness? Grambling State University’s registered dietitian is here to answer all your questions! Kelsey specializes in a variety of nutrition-related areas including food allergies, chronic illnesses, and how to build a balanced plate at any location on campus. Kelsey has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Mississippi State University. She completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was named Louisiana’s Recognized Young Dietitian for 2015-2016, and one of Foodservice Director’s Rising Stars for 2018-2019.  

As Sodexo’s District Campus Dietitian, Kelsey supports schools throughout Louisiana and Texas. Kelsey was the first AllerTrain Master Trainer in the state and continuously trains Sodexo staff to provide safe and delicious food for students with special dietary needs. With a passion for food and nutrition, Kelsey believes in empowering people to lead healthy lifestyles through education and access to healthy foods. Her motto of “all foods fit” allows people to eat right while enjoying Louisiana’s great food. You can follow her on Instagram at @dininghall.nutritionist

If you’re interested in nutrition counseling or setting up a nutrition presentation with your university group, check out the “Work with Kelsey” section below. 

Contact Kelsey at 

Looking for healthy options on your campus?  We got you covered!   
Check out this booklet to learn more about an overall healthy diet . 
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! 
Look for Mindful mindful-icon-35x32.png options in your dining hall and Simply to Go options. 
We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus. From our general manager to our front-line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs. Our staff members are certified through AllerTrain, an extensive food allergy and gluten-free training program. 
We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has specific dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form.     
Looking for plant-based option in your dining hall? Look for these logos at each station, our online menus, and on Simply to Go nutrition labels. 

VEGAN OFFERINGS Vegan-35x35.pngMenu items with the vegan icon contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey. 

VEGETARIAN OFFERINGS Vegetarian-35x35.png Menu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish, 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. 
Kelsey is available for one-on-one nutrition counseling for students.  
Follow the steps below to get started with nutrition counseling. 
1.  Download this form to record everything you eat for a 24 hour period.  After you've done that, please email it to me at this email address. 
2.  Next, complete this form.  This form will help us determine which topics are most important for us to discuss, and when you're available to meet. 
After you've completed both steps, I'll check my calendar for the first available appointment and send you a confirmation email detailing when and where your appointment will be. Please note that you will not be able to book an appointment with me until you've completed both steps. 
How to set up a presentation  
  • Use this link to get started setting up a student focused nutrition presentation. 
  • Use this link to get started setting up a faculty and staff focused nutrition presentation. 
Whether you’re an “everyday athlete” or part of a university sports team, the dining hall is a great place to fuel your performance. Check out the links below to learn more. 
Interested in learning more about nutrition?  Check out these great resources! 
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Simple Servings is our 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 most-common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs. All foods offered will be made without gluten-containing ingredients. 

Fish dishes will be included in the varied menu options as a healthy protein choice, along with beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options. The menu will change with every lunch and dinner. Although we take precautions, the possibility of cross-contact with other foods does exist.  

Our kitchen prepares many other foods with gluten and all of the listed allergens. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods.  

While the Simple Servings program is designed to allow customers to have an easy way to avoid gluten and allergens, we still want to meet all of our customers with special food needs.  

Knowing about customer preferences and limitations allows us to plan our menu to best meet everyone’s needs. 

 If you have questions about Simple Servings or your special dietary needs, please email our Regional Dietitian, Kelsey at