Food Allergies

Boston University Dining supports students who have food allergies by providing information and knowledge that is necessary for the student to make informed food choices in our dining locations. We work together to provide reasonable arrangements so that students may participate in the college dining experience as much as possible. We recognize that students with food allergies already experience a more limited diet than those who do not have an allergy, and are required to exert more time and effort in managing their diet than others. We take into account each individual student’s personal dietary needs and make sure every effort to provide helpful information to students with food allergies.

Our goal is to provide students with the tools that they need to be active in the management of their food allergy or food-related medical condition within the dining locations in ways that provide a safe and supportive transition to college life.

To make sure we handle food properly and prevent cross-contact, we employ a full time Director of Safety & Sanitation who trains our entire staff in how to handle students with food allergies. If you have any questions about allergies while in our dining halls please feel free to speak to any of our Food Service Directors or Managers at any facility.

Additional Accommodations

Students with multiple restrictions and students who are not adequately serviced by the options above may require special meal accommodations, in such cases you can schedule a personal counseling appointment to help you navigate the Dining Halls with your allergies and how to keep proper nutrition with the BU Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, which works closely with Dining Services. Call 617-353-2721 for more information on the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center.

To learn more about our Allergen program click here