Tufts University

Dining Services
Made-to-order items

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.

Made-to-order items
[Yes, for some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Specific areas

All Tufts Dining locations on campus post Nutrition Cards near multi-ingredient foods in serving areas that list nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information. Depending on where you are getting food, you will be able to see the Nutrition Cards. To heighten awareness, all menu items containing peanuts and tree nuts include this information in the title of the dish on the card. 

Self-Serve Items

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.

Self-Serve Items
[Yes, for some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Specific areas

All Tufts Dining locations on campus post Nutrition Cards near multi-ingredient foods in serving areas that list nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information. Depending on where you are getting food, you will be able to see the Nutrition Cards. To heighten awareness, all menu items containing peanuts and tree nuts include this information in the title of the dish on the card. 

Made-To-Order Areas

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in some stations]
Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in some areas]
Pre-Order Meals

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.

Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[Yes]
Allergy-Friendly Station

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.

Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station(s) that is free from specific allergens?
[Yes]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Sesame
Additional Information

All9Free at Dewick-MacPhie

To make dining with allergies easier at Tufts and to be more transparent for everyone in our community, we have an allergen-free concept: All9Free—a serving platform at Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center. Our chefs created numerous, delicious recipes that are free of the top 9 allergens, and all food for All9Free is prepared in its own separate kitchen and prep area. The All9Free platform is accessible to everyone getting meals at Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center.

Carmichael Dining Center

In Carmichael, we offer safe foods for students with allergies and have trained staff to access and prepare food for students with tree nut and peanut allergies, wheat allergies, celiac disease, and NCGS. Many of these foods are kept in a secured, well-stocked refrigerator/freezer in the serving area and in a designated cabinet. There’s also a dedicated toaster and panini press available for food prep for Tufts students with tree nut, peanut, and sesame allergies as well as for students who avoid wheat and gluten.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
Registered Dietitian on Staff?

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.

Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[Not answered]
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food

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.

Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Not answered]
Accommodations for Roommate Assignments

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.

Accommodations for roommate assignments
[No]
[No]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Where can students get more information?
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[Yes]
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response

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.

Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[Not answered]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
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