We have ingredient information for the top 8 allergens posted and full ingredients available upon request available at all made-to-order stations.
Staff have recipes behind the line that students can request to look at before making a decision on whether or not they want to consume something.
Salad bar, Pizza, Soup, Bakery and Bread stations have signs listing top 8 allergens and additional ingredient information is available upon request.
We do not offer peanuts or tree nuts in our cooking in the dining hall, however we do offer individual cups of peanut butte that are available to students near the bread station.
Simple Servings station, this station does not use 9 of the top 9 allergens and gluten in its cooking. The equipment for this station is designated for this station only so this lowers the risk for cross contact with other stations.
All of the dining hall's management, cooks and supervisors are trained in Allertrain food allergy training. They also participate in ongoing training to maintain knowledge. Food service staff are trained to take cross-contact precautions, such as washing hands and putting on clean food-handler gloves. Students with food allergies may request a meal made in advance prepared on separate equipment.
Our self serve options include: Bakery, breads, cereal, Pizza, Grill, Soup, Salad and U-Cook. Separate utensils are used for each item. We do not offer peanuts or tree nuts in our cooking in the dining hall, individual portion cups of peanut butter is available to students near the bread station. Out of abundance of caution, self serve meals are typically a high risk for cross contact and for this reason best avoided for those with food allergies. Students may request food from the backup prep from staff working the staff.
We ask all students with food allergies to meet with our Dining Registered Dietitian so that as a team, they can come up with an action plan for safest foods to eat and which it would be best to avoid. Each consultation is individualized to what works best for each student.
Students with food allergies may request a meal made in advance prepared on separate equipment.
The Simple Servings station is a hot meal and stir fry station that offers a different entree for lunch and dinner Sunday dinner-Friday lunch. This is open to all students with no special card access required.
We also offer Simple Zone, which is a "pantry" that is free of Peanut, Tree Nut, Wheat and Gluten. This is a locked pantry that requires special accommodations to access. This area has a full-size refrigerator, and cooking equipment that is designated for this station only.
These stations are located in the main dining hall on campus.
Food allergy, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross contact, gluten sensitivity, cleaning and sanitizing
We expect students with food allergies to inform the cooks or servers prior to placing their meals. Our cooks and servers are trained in food allergies however there is always a manager on duty available to answer any questions!
Dining Services does not carry stock undesignated epinephrine, please always carry your Epi Pen on you when dining on or off campus.