Carnegie Mellon University

Special Dining Needs

All students with special dietary needs are first required to submit the Special Dining Needs Form, including any supporting medical documentation, to University Health Services. Special dining needs may include food allergies or intolerance, gluten-sensitive enteropathy (Celiac Disease), and other diseases of the stomach or intestine. The form will be evaluated by University Health Services to provide a recommendation to Dining Services.

Allergen Information

We are committed to making every guest’s dining experience an exceptional one, including our guests with food allergies. Our dining vendors work hard to identify the eight major food allergen groups (dairy, egg, fish, peanut, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat) in all food items across campus. Ask managers at the dining locations for more information.

Nourish: CMU's Allergen-Friendly Kitchen

A certified space by Kitchens with Confidence, Nourish features a menu prepared without gluten, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and most tree nuts (except coconut). Food items that include coconut are clearly labeled on the menu or on product packaging.

In addition to offering a diverse and delicious menu designed with everyone in mind, Nourish serves safe foods for our guests with dietary restrictions. Nourish ensures the following:

  • All food is prepared and sealed in a dedicated kitchen that does not handle gluten, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and most tree nuts (except for coconut).
  • Simple ingredients without hidden additives and preservatives
  • Food service staff who are trained and highly knowledgeable about food allergens and cross-contact prevention
  • Routine equipment and food sample testing to ensure food safety commitments

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