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Do you have questions about nutrition? Do you have special dietary needs? University Housing and Dining Services' registered dietitian, Tara Sanders, can assist you with special dietary considerations including food allergies and nutrition education. Additionally, nutrition counseling services are available with the OSU Student Health Services.
Have special dietary needs? We cater to many different eating needs and styles. All our menus are labeled with vegetarian, vegan, gluten free friendly and halal. Additionally, we label for all common allergens on our on line menus and nutrition kiosks and you can filter our menus based on your dietary preferences. Learn more about our dietary labeling here.
Food Allergy/Intolerance Disclaimer: UHDS is committed to identifying ingredients that may cause reactions for those with food allergies and intolerances and trains employees on safe handling procedures to minimize risk; however, because foods are prepared in a commercial kitchen, there is always some risk of cross contact of allergens and gluten. Consumers should also be aware of the risk that manufacturers of the commercial foods OSU uses may change the formulation of ingredients or substitute other ingredients at any time, without notice.
We recognize that many of our students and other guest choose to eat foods that are vegan or vegetarian for a variety of health, ethical, faith-based, and other reasons. As such we have developed a list of vegan and vegetarian items that can be found in each of our dining locations.
We understand that if you prefer or require gluten-free food items, you may need some additional assistance in seeking those options out. As such, we have developed a list of gluten-free entrée options that can be found in each of our dining locations.
If you practice a halal diet, you may need some additional assistance in seeking those options out. As such, we have developed a list of halal entrée options that can be found in each of our dining locations.
All UHDS dining centers serve Make Cents plates designed to help you budget your money as well as provide your body with healthy, great tasting food. All Make Cents plates are based off of healthy grains, including a fruit or vegetable and a protein; all priced at $4 or under. Residents using their meal plan save 25%, which brings the total cost to $3 per meal.
Better Bites menu items are items that have better nutrition and are better for your health. Check out the Better Bites page for more information on what constitutes a Better Bites item and how to find them in the Dining Centers.
UHDS dining services is committed to sustainable food sourcing and offers a growing number of locally grown and produced food as well as organic options. Learn more about UHDS sustainability practices here.
If you have suggestions for recipes or menu items that you believe would enhance our efforts to provide a balance of choices please let us know.