UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | March 01, 2024

DSU introduces Grazers at the HPC

Annay Nunez-Gomez, a junior psychology major from Las Vegas, brings up an order to the front of the counter for the customer to grab. Grazers is the new campus restaurant located inside the Human Performance Center. Photo by Madison Anderson.

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“Food fit for Trailblazers.”

Grazers slogan promises a healthy change in the Dixie State University student’s diet.

A new food service has been added to the list of DSU’s food chains as a healthy option, which is located inside the newly constructed Human Performance Center. Grazers opened at the grand opening of the HPC on November 13th.

“It’s a great addition to the HPC and gives DSU students the opportunity to have a healthier lifestyle by providing that choice right here in the place they exercise,” said Delbrina Thomas, a freshman general education major from Lindon.

The options available on the menu include:

  • Br-avocado toast. Ingredients consist of white bread, avocado, pico de gallo, pickled onions and microgreens. It costs $4.89.
  • Peanut butter bliss. Ingredients consist of white bread, peanut butter, strawberries, chia seeds, honey, bananas and granola coating. It costs $4.89.
  • Necessary Nutella. Ingredients consist of white bread, nutella, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, sliced almonds, chocolate drizzle and whipped topping. It costs $4.89.
  • 20 oz bison fuel made with Brazilian mint limeade. It costs $1.59.
  • 20 oz salted caramel cold brew coffee. Ingredients consist of vanilla-infused maple syrup and is topped with caramel whip and pink Himalayan sea salt. It costs $4.89.

“The most popular on the Grazer menu is the Necessary Nutella, but all the options are pretty popular,” said Emily Smith, a freshman general education major from Lake Elsinore, California and Grazers employee.

It’s a much healthier alternative compared to the other food chains on campus that contain fried or sugary foods. Grazers fruit options are fresh and prepared to order and the location encourages a healthier lifestyle, Smith said.

In addition to the menu, Grazers also offers healthy snacks that include: beef jerky, assorted nuts, protein bars, water and muscle milk beverages.

These snacks are healthy and low in calories, which is a good choice not only for athletes and gym lovers, but for everyone, Smith said.

Some other options that are offered at Grazers are Roxberry Juice Co drinks in the flavors: 

  • Passion paradise – passion fruit and mango juice, strawberries, peaches and orange sherbert 
  • Iron strong – fresh limes, spinach, peach juice, pineapples, peaches and mangos 
  • Protein berry – almond milk, agave, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries with soy, whey or vegan protein
  • P-nut butter blast – almond milk, peanut butter, chocolate, bananas and non-fat frozen yogurt
  • Ocean Breeze – raspberry juice, strawberries, bananas and orange sherbert

Some students, while appreciative of the healthier options, wish there was even more mindfulness of health.

“The idea is healthy and vegan and it’s good, but it’s not as healthy as it should be,” said Abigail Loch, a sophomore nursing major from Elkridge. “There is a lot of options that include Nutella and that isn’t a very healthy substitute.”

Nutella is added to make the food popular and taste better; however, it’s taking the healthiness out of it said Loch.