Do you have questions about nutrition? Do you have special dietary needs? University Housing and Dining Services' registered dietitian, Tara Sanders, can assist you with special dietary considerations including food allergies and nutrition education. Additionally, nutrition counseling services are available with the OSU Student Health Services.
Food Allergy/Intolerance Disclaimer: UHDS is committed to identifying ingredients that may cause reactions for those with food allergies and intolerances and trains employees on safe handling procedures to minimize risk; however, because foods are prepared in a commercial kitchen, there is always some risk of cross contact of allergens and gluten. Consumers should also be aware of the risk that manufacturers of the commercial foods OSU uses may change the formulation of ingredients or substitute other ingredients at any time, without notice.
We recognize that many of our students and other guest choose to eat foods that are vegan or vegetarian for a variety of health, ethical, faith-based, and other reasons. As such we have developed a list of vegan and vegetarian items that can be found in each of our dining locations.
We understand that if you prefer or require gluten-free food items, you may need some additional assistance in seeking those options out. As such, we have developed a list of gluten-free entrée options that can be found in each of our dining locations.
If you practice a halal diet, you may need some additional assistance in seeking those options out. As such, we have developed a list of halal entrée options that can be found in each of our dining locations.
- Ask the Dietitian - Q&A sections by subject, from Alcohol to Zinc.
- American Dietetic Association - One of the largest nutrition-oriented organizations in the US, their Web site has a variety of Nutrition Resources, info on nutrition In the News, and its own selection of related sites.
- Food Safety and Nutrition
- Eating healthy on a budget
If you have suggestions for recipes or menu items that you believe would enhance our efforts to provide a balance of choices please let us know.