Dining Services

Food Allergy

Talk to Us about Your Food Allergies and Diet Needs! 

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs.

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. 

Special Diets

At Ithaca Dining Services, we take our customers' food allergy questions and concerns seriously.  Refer to the topics below for information on special diets: 
Gluten-Free Pantry: All Dining Halls
  • For convenient, accessible gluten-free choices, visit the Gluten-Free Pantries in Terrace Dining Hall (next to Simple Servings), Towers Dining Hall (next to salad dressings), and Campus Center Dining Hall (between the Deli and Pizza Stations.)
  • Each Gluten-Free Pantry provides suitable food items to those individuals with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.  As well as providing food items such as: pasta, breads and waffles, the Gluten-Free Pantry provides a separate microwave and toaster over in order to help control cross-contamination.  
If you have questions about food allergies at Ithaca College, please contact Ithaca Dining Services for more information at dine@ithaca.edu.

Ithaca College is proud to offer MyZone, allergy-safe pantry, and Simple Servings, a allergen-safe, hot food station. 

My Zone

My ZoneMy Zone is our campus “pantry” located at _____________, where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or food allergies are stored and prepared with precautions against cross-contact. This special area is free of tree nut, peanut, and gluten-containing ingredients and products. My Zone gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen-safe meal preparation. For more information on using My Zone, please contact (Contact Person) at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or E-mail@college.edu or e-mail@sodexo.com. 

Simple Servings

Simple ServingsSimple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer plain and simple foods. The Simple Servings station offers food free from common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs.  All foods offered are also free from gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods. Simple Servings is open to anyone and is located at                            , running five or seven days a week from                    to                    on weekdays and from                    to                  on weekends. Check out the menu for Simple Servings menu today at (Provide link to Dining Location Menu)! 

For more information on Simple Servings, please contact (Contact Person) at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or E-mail@college.edu or e-mail@sodexo.com. 

Simple Servings: providing convenient, delicious, and secure options.  Focus on your future, not your food allergy.

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