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Food Allergies and Intolerances

What do I do?

Talk to Us about your food allergies!

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are also passionate about serving students.  All manager at every on-campus dining location has completed AllertrainU, an Allergen & Gluten-free Food Service Certified Training. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs.

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please contact our Registered Dietitian, Nicole Rohrig, RD, CD


Kitchen Areas, Stations, & Signage

  • A designated allergen-free “My Zone” is located in all unlimited dining facilities. These areas contain foods and equipment such as toasters restricted to gluten-free foods. 
  • Simple Servings is also available to students at Harris Millis Unlimited, The Marketplace and Central Campus Dining Hall, offering a hot entrée at lunch and dinner that is free of the top eight allergens. For all of these approaches, measures are taken to reduce the risks of cross-contact with gluten or allergens as much as possible. 
  • Our menuing system provides ingredient statements specifically highlighting the big eight allergens: milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, & soy. Guests may check on the presence of allergens prior to planning their meals using the online menu and nutrition calculator. The absence of an allergen listed on product signage is not a guarantee that the product is free of that allergen. The guest is responsible to communicate their allergy, consult a manager, and may see labels from actual ingredients upon request. 

Individual Meal Planning 

Students with specific meal related concerns are able to receive assistance on an individual basis, directly with our Registered Dietitian, Nicole Rohrig, RD, CD. Meetings with the Dietitian may include a review of the resources currently in place, a tour of the dining facilities, and menu planning. 

Reasonable arrangements can be made if the student’s dietary needs are unable to met within the daily menu offerings. Please contact or visit the ACCESS Office for information on obtaining disability support services. 


Managing Food Allergies at College

My Zone

My Zone is a gluten-free, peanut and tree nut free area for students reserved with food allergies and other dietary needs. Located inside our four unlimited dining locations (Central Campus Dining, Harris Millis Unlimited, Northside Dining and Redstone Unlimited). Our My Zones act as a self-service pantry for students to be involved in their own allergen-safe meal preparation. These areas are equipped with a designated microwave, refrigerator, toaster, gloves and allergen-free prep surfaces. We ask our campus community to respect these spaces for those who truly need it. 

Maintaining an Allergen-Free Zone

  • Respect the need of others and all dining area
  • Wash your hands, especially when changing zones
  • Use the gloves provided
  • Only use designated equipment and utensils for each zone

Simple Servings

A dining option that provides safe and appetizing food choices for customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or other special dietary needs. The Simple Servings station offers simply prepared foods made without the eight most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products and eggs. In addition, all food are made without gluten and controlled for cross-contamination.

Separate equipment, utensils, storage areas, and preparation areas minimize this risk, offering customers a safe and healthy dining option. 

Simple Servings is located at Harris Millis Dining, Central Campus Dining, and The Marketplace in the Davis Center.

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