Allergen Info

University Dining is one of the leading college dining programs in accommodating students who have allergies and intolerances, providing the tools and information necessary to help students make good decisions about what they can eat.

Get to know more about our dietitian and how we work to meet allergen/intolerances on campus here.

Our Philosophy: We have a proactive approach to how we work with our students with allergies and intolerances. Read it here.

Gluten-Free: Check out our Worry Free Fare! We have gluten-free sliced bread, bagels, and cereal for your convenience, plus a toaster dedicated to gluten-free bread only. You can put our gluten-free burgers on the bread provided, just bring a slice to the grill. Also, check out our gluten-free soup! To find more gluten-free options in the dining hall, check the nutrition and allergy chart or check the i-pad and allergen board located in each dining hall.

Peanut and Other Nut Allergies: Please check the iPad before eating at the dining hall. We do have items that contain nuts, so be wary of your choices. You need to be very careful with the desserts. They are produced in a kitchen that uses nuts and peanuts.

Dairy Allergy: We offer chocolate and vanilla soy milk in the worry-free station. Check the iPad for menu choices without dairy.


Common Food Allergens and Intolerances

The following are common allergies. Click on the images below to learn more about them.

Egg AllergyEgg Lactose IntoleranceLactose Intolerance Gluten/Wheat AllergyGluten/Wheat
Fish AllergyFish and Shellfish Nut AllergyNuts/Peanuts Dairy AllergyDairy

Menu Items that contain a common allergen »

Allergens – Standard Menu Items »

What to do if you have an allergy or intolerance:

If you feel you are suffering from a food allergy or intolerance, please contact our registered dietitian, Lisa Eberhart, for an individual meeting. To make an appointment, call 919.513.5310, or email at

We mark items that contain gluten, nuts and tree nuts, seafood, eggs, dairy. We do not mark foods that contain soy, because almost all of our prepared foods contain some form of soy. If you have a soy allergy, please make an appointment with our dietitian.

It is our goal to provide you with information and assistance to manage your food allergies and intolerances. You can do your part by always doing the following:

  • Use common sense
  • Seek information about recipes/ingredients
  • Read food labels
  • Direct any questions to the supervisor or manager when considering food choices in the dining halls
  • When in doubt, avoid the food altogether
  • Make an appointment with our registered dietitian,