Food Allergies & Intolerances

Food Allergies

Are you concerned that your food allergy restrictions are preventing you from meeting your nutrition needs? Our nutrition experts are committed to helping you develop a well-balanced plan of eating to meet your health goals while strictly avoiding your food allergens.

Food Allergy & Intolerance Resources for BU Students
Support for students with food-related medical conditions

Common food allergens include, but are not limited to, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat, and soy. If you are concerned that you might have a food allergy but have not yet received an official diagnosis, we recommend that you visit a board-certified allergist. For more information about food allergy diagnosis and testing, visit Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).

Food Intolerances

Our RDNs are also specially trained to help you manage food intolerances. Food intolerances are nonimmunologic adverse reactions that may cause uncomfortable symptoms. Common intolerances include lactose intolerance, non-celiac gluten intolerance, and FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols).

Our RDNs are participating providers for:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna Healthcare

Register for an appointment with one of our experts today.