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Nutrition Programs

Wolf Approved

Wolf Approved StickerEat the Wolf Approved Way

Eating on campus is easier than ever. Marking selected items “Wolf Approved” is our way of helping you navigate and identify healthier items on campus. Look for the Wolf Approved paw print icon across campus on menu boards, vending machines, and in our C-Stores across campus to help you identify healthy items and snacks.

Entrees and snacks must meet the following criteria to be considered Wolf Approved:

Less than 600 calories per serving Less than 250 calories per serving Less than 250 calories per serving
Less than 5 grams of saturated fat Less than 2 grams of saturated fat Less than 3 grams of saturated fat
No trans fat No trans fat No trans fat
Is not fried Is not fried Less than 15 grams of sugar

Wolf Approved Tips:

  • Entrees: Look for 100 percent whole-grain options that have less than 6 grams of sugar and at least 4 grams of fiber.
  • Sides: Servings of fruit, vegetables, calcium or whole grains are also considered Wolf Approved. It is important to include foods that are rich in calcium into your daily diet, such as milk, yogurt, cheese and fortified plant-based products.
  • Vending & C-Store Snacks: Fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables make great snacks. Aim to include at least two food groups for a satisfying snack.

Teaching Kitchen

NC State Dining is proud to offer a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen in the Carmichael Gym. If you are interested in taking advantage of our facility, please contact us at, or click the link below to learn more about reserving the teaching kitchen. Someone from NC State Dining will contact you about your event and facility availability.

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Ask the Dietitian

Our registered dietitian is available to help you meet your nutritional goals. We can help you with a variety of dietary concerns, including:

  • General nutrition information at the dining halls, restaurants and cafes across campus.
  • Identifying menu and ingredient information at our on-campus dining locations.
  • Assisting with meeting special dietary needs, including allergies, intolerances and dietary preferences.

Ask The Dietitian