Nutrition Resources and Tools
Do you have a question about healthy eating, food allergies, special diets, or other nutrition topics? Our staff nutritionist consults on all menus, and can also provide guidance on a range of topics, from food allergies to making healthy choices.
- EatSmart nutrition information | UI Dining Mobile App
- Special dietary needs info
- Better Choice guidelines
- Contact Erica Nehrling Meador, Administrative Dietitian
Assistant Director and Dietitian of Dining Services - MS, RDN, LDN
Erica is the administrative dietitian for University Housing Dining Services and is a registered and licensed dietitian. Erica received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from University of Georgia and a master of science in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to working at the University, Erica worked as a WIC—Women’s, Infants, Children—nutritionist in Georgia, and provided nutrition care at Decatur Memorial Hospital in the intensive care, oncology, and surgical units.
Erica has loved nutrition and science from the time she started reading nutrition labels in second grade, to her thesis research studying the effects of butyrate-supplemented parenteral nutrition on intestinal mucus expression, until present day helping students and the dining services team navigate and make sense of the wealth of nutrition information (and misinformation)! Outside of work, Erica enjoys finding ways to increase her husband’s and her hermit crab’s vegetable intake.