Carolina Dining Services offers options from coffee and bagels to salmon and mashed potatoes. Its two dining halls are Rams Head, located between Kenan Stadium and Morrison Residence Hall, and Lenoir, located beside The Pit and Davis Library. There are over twenty other restaurants and cafes across campus, including Alpine Bagel, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Common Grounds, Healthy Bowl, 1.5.0. and Subway.
Meal plans include both block and weekly plans, as well as flex dollars that can be used at restaurants other than the dining halls. The organization educates students about the food they are consuming with nutritional information offered online and posted in the dining halls.
Dining services is further increasing its sustainability efforts by composting, donating leftovers and selling reusable take-out containers for the dining hall. In 2007, the dining hall officials stopped providing plastic trays to reduce water consumption. Other best practices include providing recyclable napkins and straws, using bulk packaging and recycling fryer oil to be used for making biodiesel fuel.
The Student Dining Board of Directors serves as a liaison between the student body and UNC Dining Services and consists of 10 students and five university administrators. They also review the services’ annual plan.