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We cater to a variety of different eating needs and styles at OSU. Menus are labeled with four commonly-requested dietary practices in addition to major allergens. With the online menus, individuals can filter foods based on specific dietary needs and practices. Professional cook staff can also assist with special selection or preparation of foods.
Do you have questions about nutrition? Do you have special dietary needs or follow a specific dietary practice? Visit the housing portal and fill out a dietary needs request for assistance with dietary considerations including food allergies, nutrition education and dietary accommodations. Additionally, nutrition counseling services are available with OSU Student Health Services.
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.
Food on menus in the dining centers are labeled with four common dietary practices: gluten-free friendly, vegetarian, vegan, and halal.
Additionally, University Housing & Dining Services labels food for the nine major food allergens identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Allergens may be viewed on the online menus and in-person at the dining centers.
The nine major allergens are milk, tree nuts, eggs, peanuts, fish, wheat, shellfish, soybean, and sesame. Together, these account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions in the U.S. UHDS uses the following icons on menus across UHDS locations for allergen identification.
|Icon||Allergens / Dietary Practice|
To help students with food allergies and special dietary considerations, the University has established guidelines for navigating food on campus.
In order to meet the needs of students with allergies and special dietary considerations, UHDS has a full-time nutritionist on staff who will work one on one with residents and UHDS dining center staff to make every effort that dietary considerations are met. For assistance, or if dietary accommodations cannot be met within the dining centers due to documented medical restrictions, individuals are advised to contact Bailey Taber at 541-737-3915 or Bailey.Taber@oregonstate.edu.
Students interested in nutrition can learn more through the following resources, which are not created by or affiliated with University Housing & Dining Services.