Eating Healthy

Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Meet the Dietitian

Samantha Therrien, RD is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

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

She has a passion for food and empowering people of all ages to reach their nutrition goals. She works with students, faculty, and staff to encourage a healthy lifestyle. She also assists students on campus that have dietary restrictions, helping them become more comfortable in their new dining environment. Contact Samantha Therrien at or at (401) 865-2663.

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 the 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.

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual 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.

My Zone

My Zone, located in Raymond Hall Dining is a passcode protected “pantry” where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or nut allergies are stored and prepared with precautions against cross-contact. This area provides a gluten-free version of daily meals, a cook-to-order saute and is free of tree nut, peanut and gluten-containing ingredients and products. To gain access to the pantry, please review and follow the Dining Accommodations process.

Dining Accommodations

Our Dining Services Dietitian, Samantha Therrien, RD, will work with students to provide reasonable accommodations, including alternate meals and menu choices for students who have seen by a health care provider and have been formally diagnosed with a condition. Examples of conditions may include, food allergies, food intolerances, physician prescribed special diets, and celiac disease. Please see Providence College's Disability Accommodations for details on requesting accommodations.

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Locate a healthier choice! All Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each Mindful item is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories from fat, fewer than 10% of calories from saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium and cholesterol.

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Vegan-35x35.pngVegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.