Arthur advocates for healthier options in The Bean

Dietitian Lindsay Arthur has joined Chartwells and The Bean to facilitate healthier eating habits.

Arthur grew up in Plano and attended Texas Women’s University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After completing her dietetic internship at Texas Women’s University, she began her career as a professor at Collin College. However, her desire to be a hands-on advocate for healthy living drew her to ACU’s new position opening for a dietitian specialist on-campus.

“I wanted to practice as a dietitian, so that’s how I came here,” Arthur said. “It has helped having the background in higher education.”

When Chartwells took over the dining facilities at The Bean, the university began looking to hire a dietitian that could help manage the special food accommodations needed for students.

“My main goal here, working for Chartwells through ACU, is to really make sure that every student is accommodated and every student has not only nutritious food, but safe food to eat,” Arthur said. “My biggest role is to make sure everyone gets fed in a nutritious and safe way.”

One big change to look for in The Bean is the G8 Station. This station caters to students with dietary restrictions toward the eight most common food allergens: fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, milk and soy. The G8 Station, although its primary purpose is to accommodate those with allergies, is an added benefit to students looking to pursue healthy eating habits, as well. G8 provides straight-cut meats and vegetables so that guests can enjoy a completely guilt-free meal, with no added sauce or fried food. The station is located to the left of the Grill in The Bean.

“It is kind of a hidden gem on campus,” Arthur said.

Arthur is now offering free consultations. Students who need advice on how to maintain a healthy diet plan, achieve a specific goal or find solutions to an allergy problem can schedule an appointment with her through e-mail at, or visit her office in the Campus Center basement, Room 43D.