Nutrition Education


Please note, De Neve Residential Restaurant, Bruin Bowl, and Bruin Cafe are currently open daily and serving delicious to-go meal options. Please check back for further updates as we plan for fall dining operations, based on recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

To ensure that our on-campus residents have uninterrupted access to vital diet and nutrition information, Carole Bartolotto, Registered Dietitian (RD), is available for consultation from 10am-6pm on Tuesday - Thursday. Contact her via e-mail at [email protected] to arrange an appointment.

Dining Services Nutrition Initiatives

Gluten-Free Pantry 

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UCLA Dining Services is pleased to offer the Gluten-Free Pantry to students with Celiac Disease, wheat allergy, and gluten intolerance. The Gluten-Free Pantry is available during the academic year: fall, winter, and spring quarters.

A wide variety of gluten-free items are available to eligible students. Due to the Coronavirus, the process to access gluten-free options has changed. To gain access to the items in the pantry, you must be approved by the Center for Accessible Education, using the process below. Once approved, you can obtain gluten-free items by filling out a form and emailing it by 5p.m. the night before to [email protected] for next day pick-up at De Neve. The form will be emailed to you once you have approval for access.

To Gain Access to the Gluten-Free Pantry, Students Need to:

Step 1: Request an accommodation to access the Gluten-Free Pantry through the Housing and Accommodations Board, administered through the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) by completing the Housing Accommodations Request Form

Step 2: Provide medical documentation to support your request. Your health care provider must complete the CAE’s Housing Accommodations Verification Form.

Step 3: Submit the Housing Accommodation Verification Form, by bring it in person to the CAE, or by emailing or faxing it to:

Housing/Parking Accommodations Coordinator
UCLA Center for Accessible Education
A255 Murphy Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1426
[email protected]
Main Line: (310) 825-1501
Fax: (310) 825-9656

Step 4: The CAE Housing Accommodations Board will review your request and documentation and notify you by email with their response.

For More Information
If you have additional questions about the process to access the Gluten-Free Pantry, please email the Housing Accommodations Coordinator at [email protected] or call (310) 825-1501.

If you need more information about gluten-free dining at UCLA, please contact the Nutrition Education Coordinator Carole Bartolotto, MA, RDN at (310) 206-3193 or [email protected].

Offering gluten-free options is a trend in colleges and universities across the country. UCLA’s Gluten-Free Pantry was highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article, "Gluten Danger Puts Schools to the Test."

Wellness Meals

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On September 8, 2014, UCLA joined 19 other college and university campuses across the nation to team up with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for the Healthier Campus Initiative. This initiative was developed in an effort to help make campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around nutrition, physical activity and programming. As part of our collaboration with PHA, we have created a variety of wellness meals which adhere to specific food group and nutrient profile criteria.

The following is our Wellness Meal Criteria. To see suggestions for a specific Residential Restaurant, please visit Wellness Sample Menus.



Food Profile (amounts are minimums):

  • 2 oz whole grain rich grain (>50% whole grain) serving equivalent
  • 1 cup fruit and/or vegetable serving equivalent
  • 1 cup low-fat dairy serving equivalent or 1 oz lean meat/fish/poultry serving equivalent

Nutrient Profile:

  • ≤ 400 calories
  • ≤ 10% calories from saturated fat
  • 0g artificial trans-fat
  • ≤ 460mg sodium

Lunch & Dinner

Food Profile (amounts are minimums):

  • 2 oz lean meat/fish/poultry serving equivalent
  • 2 oz whole grain rich grain ( >50% whole grain) serving equivalent
  • 1-3/4 cup fruit and/or vegetable serving equivalent
  • 1 cup low-fat dairy serving equivalent

Nutrient Profile:

  • ≤ 700 calories
  • ≤ 10% calories from saturated fat
  • 0g artificial trans-fat
  • ≤ 800mg sodium

The Student Nutrition Awareness Campaign (SNAC)


The Student Nutrition Awareness Campaign (SNAC), provides information about nutrition and health via informational table tents on all dining tables in the residential restaurants.


Nutrition Information Resources & Links

UCLA Resources

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Other Resources

General information

Vegetarian & Vegan Information

Food Allergies

Celiac disease and gluten free diets

Food and climate change

Sports Nutrition

Eating & Body Image Concerns

UCLA Dining Services

Sproul Hall | 360 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1367