CSU Residential Dining Services understands that eating away from home with food allergies and intolerances can be very challenging and stressful. In order to make it easier on students living on-campus and eating in our dining centers, we strive to provide a wide variety of options for all dietary considerations while making reasonable accommodations for individuals..
How We Help
Included in our online menus we list the complete ingredient list for the majority of foods we serve. This information is provided to us directly by the food manufacturer. We also flag the Top 9 Allergens for each food containing these ingredients. Go to www.menus.colostate.edu to check out how the menus work.
At each serving station in the dining centers we label foods that contain any of the Top 9 Allergens with the following symbols:
Those food items marked with the cross-contact risk label indicate that due to the nature of the cooking process, there is a possibility of an unintended presence of an allergen in the food. Refer to the ingredient list of the menu item for specific details. It is up to you to make your own risk assessment and to decide whether or not to consume the food.
Each dining center provides an Allergy Friendly Pantry where various food options to accommodate a variety of dietary needs can be found. This includes sauces, condiments, alternative dairy foods, etc.
Good To Know
We do not serve loose peanuts or cook foods in peanut oil in the dining centers. We do provide peanut butter and serve desserts containing peanuts but separate and label these items clearly.
Our on-campus bakery provides the majority of baked goods to our dining centers. Although we take great precautions to minimize cross contact with those foods containing nuts, all are prepared in the same location.
Each dining center offers dairy alternative foods such as non-dairy milks, cheeses and desserts.
Our culinary and service staff is trained to understand specific food allergies and intolerances to help make reasonable accommodations for individual students.
Please be aware that CSU Dining Services handles and prepares egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, tree nut products, and other potential allergens in our dining facilities.
CSU Dining Services strives to provide our customers with the most accurate, current nutrition and allergen information present in our menu items on campus. However, ingredients and nutritional content may vary. Manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency without our knowledge and product availability may fluctuate. While we make every reasonable effort to identify ingredients and prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee the information for all menu items. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the customer to determine whether or not to question ingredients or eat the foods they select. Particularly for those individuals with sensitive food allergies, we want to inform you of this risk so you can make dining decisions based on your individual needs and with appropriate caution.
If you have a food allergy, food intolerance, OR other medically necessary diet needs, please contact our Housing & Dining Services Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to discuss your options