1. We provide access to ingredient information for made-to-order* items. *Made-to-order - Meals that are prepared on request and to your specification in the dining hall. Examples include a sandwich station, omelet station, burrito station, etc.
2. We provide access to ingredient information for self-serve* items. *Self-serve - Meals that are served buffet-style in a dining hall. These are typically high risk for cross-contact and are best avoided by diners with food allergies.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
The Honor G Grill venue has an allergen kit with designated purple equipment for preparing allergen friendly foods upon request.
The Sautee/Pasta venue also has an allergen kit with designated purple equipment for preparing allergen friendly foods upon request. Separate sauce and utensils are used for serving with the gluten-free pasta.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
We have a "nut station" to separate all room temperature items containing peanuts or tree nuts (excluding coconut), such as desserts, breakfast pastries, granola and nut butters.
The Gluten-Free venue has bold signage to indicate the food served is for students with a medical need for GF food. Instructions for using the GF station correctly are posted. There is also a physical barrier as a visual cue for students to read the sign before entering. Separate condiments, GF breads and GF cereals are kept here to separate them from venues with gluten containing foods. The food preparation area is cleaned before GF food is prepared. Some separate equipment is maintained for preparing GF foods.
5. We have pre-order meals* available. *Pre-order meals - Custom meals that can be ordered in advance by a diner so they are ready for pick up at a specific time. Typically these can be ordered online or by phone/text.
These meals are available to preapproved students with a documented medical need, such as food allergies and intolerances.
6. We have an allergy-friendly station*. *Allergy-friendly station - A food station where specific ingredients are banned, typically including many or all items in the Top 8 allergens and gluten.
How to Use NetNutrition® to Manage Your Food Allergy
- Find food allergens/intolerances listed on the left side of the page.
- Check the box next to the food allergens/intolerances you must avoid.
- Items containing these allergens/intolerances will be deleted from your menu choices. For example, if you checked the allergen/intolerance box for milk, only items that do not contain milk will appear on the list of food choices.
7. We train dining services staff members.
8. We have a registered dietitian* on staff. *Registered dietitian - Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who are often tasked with helping students with food allergies navigate the dining halls.
9. We train our RA's.
10. We have inclusive resident life programs* including food. *Inclusive resident life programs - Programs in the resident halls often include food. Inclusive resident life programs will offer students with food allergies the opportunity to request safe food alternatives for events they attend in the dorms.
11. We offer accommodations for roommate assignments. *Every accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A housing accommodation cannot be guaranteed prior to an individual evaluation.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
13. We have stock, undesignated epinephrine* available for emergency response. *Stock, undesignated epinephrine - Epinephrine that is prescribed to a college or university rather than to a particular student. This epinephrine is kept on hand to use for any student that experiences anaphylaxis.
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.