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Special Dietary Needs

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We are passionate about food and we believe in wholesome, nutritious ingredients. That is why we are committed to using items that are healthier for both our bodies and the planet. Food Matters is our nutrition program. It assists our guests in identifying healthy foods, and educates them on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Special Dietary Needs

We want you to feel safe dining in any of our dining locations.  Please take a moment to complete the form below so we can provide your with additional information and support.

special dietary diner Information

Food Allergies

There are 8 food items that account for almost 90 percent of food allergic reactions: milk, eggs, nuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. 

If you have special dietary requests or needs, please ask any of the Dining Staff for assistance, or contact us directly at We'll work with you to ensure that your dietary needs are met. We strive to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

Eating @ DU 

We work hard to identify all dishes that are prepared with these select items and, in addition, we advise diners with allergies to do the following: 

  • Pay attention to the signage.
  • Establish a relationship with the chef. Simple conversations with the chef in your daily visit to the Dining Hall or Pather Den can make your dining experience a lot easier. The chef can go over ingredients used in recipes and how the meal was prepared.
  • Read labels...Our chefs will be happy to tour the kitchen with you so you may view labels of the foods you will be eating.
  • If there is ever a question… about an entrée avoid consuming it or ask a culinarian.

The Zone 

Zone is located in the dining hall. This area is for allergen sensitive students. We have a fridge that has dairy free yogurt, vegan and dairy free dressings, mayo's and cream cheese. There is also Gluten free breads, coming soon cookies and bagels. Also located in this area is white rice, vegan broth, gluten free waffles and a toaster for gluten free items.