Can’t View this email? View it Online

 Bringing the Zest. Enhance. Enjoy. Energize. | March 2022

The Zest

In This Issue:

Commons & Retail Happenings | What's New | Trending Across Campus | Employee Spotlight | Bites from the Dietician | Catering Corner

Commons & Retail Happenings

March Calendar

Be sure not to miss out on these important dates!

  • Saturday, March 11 – Admitted Students Day
  • Wednesday, March 15 – Food Waste Table Day
  • Thursday, March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
  • Friday, March 17 – Closing at 3:30 p.m. for Spring Break
  • March 20-22 – Open 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for Lunch
  • March 23-24 – Closing for Spring Break
  • Sunday, March 26 – Reopen at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 30 – Major League Baseball Opening Day

    Commons Happenings

    • Skip the wait and order ahead. Gluten-free pasta, pizza and vegan cheese pizza may be ordered in advance by calling 410-548-5598.

    Just Because Packages

    • Send a special treat to a friend or student who is studying hard.
    • Order a snack for your study group.
    • Missing a birthday? Send a Smith Island cake to your friend or student.
    • Ask about Chick-fil-A macaroni – party trays now available.
    • Must be able to pick up on campus.
    Just Because Packages

    Trending Across Campus: March Specials

    Guerrieri Academic Commons, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

    • March Madness? You mean ‘Matcha Madness’ Check out our leprechaun-approved treats. We’ve taken our delicious matcha and paired it with mocha syrup and peppermint. While you’re here, try one or more of our assorted cheesecake pops.

    Guerrieri Academic Commons, Hungry Minds

    • The first day of spring is around the corner. Stop in and try a fresh ‘Spring Salad’ – romaine, feta, strawberries and pecans paired with raspberry vinaigrette.

    Guerrieri Student Union, Cool Beans

    • It’s getting warmer Sea Gulls. Stop by for all your favorite fraps and smoothies.

    Employee Spotlight

    This month, we congratulate the following team members on their recent promotions. We’d be lost without the hard work and dedication of our amazing staff.

    Yumari Tejeda

    Contingent Retail Lead to Food Service Specialist

    Marc Fernandez

    Contingent I Food Service Aide II to Contingent II Food Service Specialist

    Arim Sawari

    Contingent Store Keeper I to Account Clerk II

    Our student workforce is key to our commitment to quality and an agile program that serves the campus community. Join our team and apply today!

    Bites from the Dietician


    March is National Nutrition Month. This year we are celebrating with a focus on “Fueling Your Mind.”


    Article: Be a Sharp Thinker By Giving Your Brain What It Needs


    Have you ever had trouble remembering something really important? Or felt worn out and brainless right before an exam? Build mental acuity and brain health by following these six steps.


    It may not be a surprise to know that science has been unraveling more and more about the nature of the brain, what keeps it healthier for longer and what contributes to cognitive decline (reduced ability to think and remember). While feeding your brain the right foods is undoubtedly essential, nutrition is but one of the six pillars of brain health. The other five include exercise, stress reduction, sleep and relaxation, socialization, and medication and supplements.


    This month we will look at foods that support brain power. You'll learn how to implement them into your life, learn more about the foods that support memory, and a diet created specifically to reduce cognitive decline (the MIND diet).


    Article: Intuitive Eating


    Food isn't “good” or “bad”; it just is. Here’s why.


    Labeling foods as “good” or “bad” can lead to feelings of guilt, shame and failure when we inevitably break our self-imposed food rules. There is a way to overcome this. It's called “intuitive eating.”


    Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach where you truly listen to what your body wants and needs. It refocuses your attention on what your body is telling you, rather than food "rules" imposed on us by diet culture and other external forces. It goes hand-in-hand with Health at Every Size (HAES), where the focus is on healthy and sustainable behaviors rather than defining health by what's in the mirror and on the scale.


    Dive into the principles – and science – behind these ideas. Plus, I give you my best tips on how to implement this approach to food into your life for improved physical and mental health.

    Lauren Won

    Articles By

    Terry Passano, RDN, LDN, CLT


    Nutrition counseling services are a resource available at no cost to all SU students, staff and faculty. Call to arrange a private and confidential session. Stop by our website and make an appointment with University Dietitian Terry Passano, RDN, LDN, CLT today!


    We’d love to hear from our readers! Are there nutrition questions you have or subjects related to nutrition you would like to learn more about? Email your questions, suggestions, and inquiries to for publication in our next issue of The Zest.


    Catering Corner


    March Catering Specials


    Hot Rueben Dip with Crackers

    • Serving 50: $160
    • Serving 100: $320

     Buffalo Chicken Stromboli Slices

    • Serving 50: $150
    • Serving 100: $300

    Ham on Sweet Potato Biscuits

    • Serving 25: $75
    • Serving 50: $150
    • Serving 100: $300

    Now is the time to start planning the menus for any end-of-semester events. Please finalize all April event menus before spring Break.

    UDS Hours of Operation

    Check out one of our dining operations on campus.

    Chesapeake Bay

    Roasting Company

    • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Closed


    • Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Saturday: 3-9 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed

    Cool Beans

    • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Noon-7 p.m.

    Conway Hall

    • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Closed


    • Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

    Hungry Minds

    • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: 5-11:30 p.m.


    • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Closed


    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Friday-Sunday: Closed

    Follow us!

    twitter    instagram    facebook
    Salisbury University Logo
    Make Tomorrow Yours

    SU is an Equal Opportunity/AA/Title IX university and provides reasonable accommodation given sufficient notice to the University office or staff sponsoring the event or program. For more information regarding SU’s policies and procedures, please visit