Food Allergies and Dietary Needs

At NDSU Dining, our goal is to provide an all-inclusive dining experience for our students. NDSU Dining offers something for everyone and works hard to provide delicious and nutritionally balanced meals for any diet. Whatever your needs, we are available to help you meet your nutritional goals. 

West Dining Center

Clean Eats

The West Dining Center is our designated allergen friendly dining center on campus, providing students with sensitive diets the opportunity to eat fully prepared meals without worry. The Clean Eats station in West Dining Center serves lunch and dinners using ingredients completely free from the top 8 allergens: fish, shellfish, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, tree nuts and wheat/gluten. Scratch made allergy-friendly desserts and pastries are also provided, which are prepared at the Clean Eats Station to avoid cross contact. A separate mini fridge and cupboard with additional options is also available for students with food allergies in West Dining Center near the Clean Eats Station. 

Peanuts and Tree Nuts

The West Dining Center is our designated nut free dining center on campus. All items served at West Dining Center do not contain peanuts or tree nuts. Please note that NDSU's centralized production bakery is located in the lower level of the West Dining Center. Every effort is made to avoid cross contact with the upper-level West Dining Center, but they do use peanut and tree nut ingredients for other dining locations on campus.

Allergen Labeling 

Each dish served in West Dining Center is conveniently labeled using digital signage at each station. Item labels include the top 8 allergens and vegetarian dishes. This allows visitors to quickly see what allergens are present in the ingredient list.

Menus on the Web

The NDSU Dining center menus, along with nutritional analysis, are available online at Menus on the Web. 

  1. Visit Menus on the Web. 
  2. Select a location. 
  3. Select a date. 
  4. Browse the general menu. Vegetarian items appear in green text and are identified with a green vegetarian icon. Gluten Free items are identified with a purple "GF" icon. Items containing peanuts or tree nuts are identified with an orange nut icon. 
  5. Click on the apples for the complete menu
  6. Click on the names of items to view their nutritional label.

Using Menus on the Web you can also:

  • View the menu choices 10 days in advance to plan your meals. 
  • Create a nutritional analysis report by selecting your menu choices for the day.
  • Set allergen or preferences filters to display menu options to help manage your needs. 

Student Responsibilities

Students with special dietary needs are encouraged to set up a meeting with our dietitian to learn about the different options and accommodations available. Our staff is happy to answer questions regarding food preparation or ingredients at any time. If needed, guests should carry an EpiPen with them at all times. In addition we meeting with NDSU Dining's Registered Dietitian, Hannah Prigge, students can consult with a Registered Dietitian through the Student Health Portal.

 

For questions regarding food allergens and dietary needs, please contact: 

Hannah Prigge, Menu Management Coordinator, Dietitian

Phone:(701) 231-7222 Email: ndsu.dining.diet@ndsu.edu


North Dakota State University Dining makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies and intolerances. However, there is always a risk of cross contact. Additionally, manufacturers may update and change their product ingredients without our knowledge, we cannot be assured the validity of the products. Dining Services will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any University establishments. 

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