Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program

The Sargent Choice Nutrition Center at the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College introduced our signature Whole Grain Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip recipe to a group of faculty and staff in a pilot nutrition and physical activity program. Recipes for healthy cookies and muffins were so good that participants wanted to see them available to everyone on campus. Soon after, we joined forces with BU Dining Services to really shake up BU’s eating habits. Our goal? To improve the eating choices and ultimately the health of the entire BU community—30,000 students and 8,000 staff members.

A tall order, certainly. But we have a great menu for change. We’re a team of registered dietitians and graduate and undergraduate nutrition students, as well as passionate student volunteers from all over the University. Working with Dining Services chefs, managers, and staff, we use the latest evidence-based nutritional guidelines to create and test our own recipes. For your convenience, we offer a delicious variety of Sargent Choice options across the Charles River Campus. We also show you how to use the Sargent Choice principles to create your own healthy meals at home. See our cooking videos, recipes, and complete list of nutrition services.

Besides knowledge about nutrition, everyone on the Sargent Choice team has one more important qualification: we’re people who love to eat. We think everything you eat should always taste delicious. Exotic international dishes and home-style hamburgers. Hot, crusty pizza. Crunchy salads and creamy desserts. Who wants to give that up? Not us. And neither should you.

Visit our Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program blog series to learn all about the program. Find out how the Sargent Choice program makes it easy to eat well on campus. Discover the criteria we use to help thousands of people choose healthier food options. Learn about how Sargent Choice can help with all of your health and performance goals including managing a healthy weight, feeling good – mind and body – and ensuring a healthy future. When you’re ready to apply the Sargent Choice principles on your own, take advantage of our educational programs. You’ll find cooking classes, seminars, and nutrition counseling options to meet your unique needs and preferences.