Food Allergy Management

Accommodating food allergies and medically required diets

Personal Consultation

Meet with one of our registered dietitians to create a personal plan based on your dietary needs. In this meeting we’ll discuss your allergy/medical condition, review menu items and ingredients, specialty products, and cross-contact issues. Based on your campus housing location, and class schedule, you’ll be placed in contact with the dining managers and chefs where you’re most likely to be dining.

Schedule an appointment

Staff Training

We are an AllerTrain® university. Our staff are trained on allergens and food preparation. We do have an AllerTrain master trainer on our staff. The chef and manager at each location are available to answer questions and can have foods prepared with allergen free equipment. Student staff also receive training on food allergies and Celiac disease.

Allergen Identification

To help you know which foods you should avoid, we use the twelve icons below on NetNutrition, and our menus and linecards. If you have an allergy, just look for the icon that applies to your situation.

Tree nuts

Free From IX

All food served is prepared by staff trained on allergens and free from the top nine allergens - dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, fish, and shellfish. Ingredients are stored and prepared within serving area. Dishes, utensils, and appliances are maintained to be allergen free so that cross-contact is not an issue. This allows students to eat a variety of dishes without the worry of cross-contact.

Free From IX is available at McNutt Dining Hall.

Student Responsibilities

Ultimately, it is your responsibility, not your parent’s responsibility, to communicate to others that you have a food allergy.

  • Contact us before or early in the semester to schedule your personal consultation.
  • Tell us everything, so we can provide you with a safe dining experience.
  • Know the allergen icons we use in our locations and on NetNutrition.
  • Let others around you (like your roommate, friends, classmates, and Resident Assistant) know about your situation.
  • If you have a prescription for an Epi-Pen, you should carry it with you at all times.
  • If you are exhibiting symptoms of anaphylaxis
    • Get help immediately! Notify a manager or have someone call for help.
    • Administer your EpiPen or take an antihistamine.
    • Call 911.
    • Stay where you are and report the time, day, and foods you have eaten to a staff member.