Medical Bracelet

Food Allergies and Intolerances

If you are living with a medically diagnosed food allergy or intolerance, Penn State Campus Dining is here to help!  We take food allergies and intolerances very seriously and offer multiple resources to help guests dine safely.  Within the dining commons, helpful allergen information is displayed on individual entree cards placed in front of each menu item.  Each entree card will identify if one or more of the Top 8 allergens (dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat) is present in the dish via individual allergen icons.  Guests can also use the online menu to search for allergen, ingredient and nutrition information.  Campus Dining recognizes that allergic reactions can occur to foods outside of the Top 8 allergens.  If you have an allergy to any type of food, please contact a Registered Dietitian for additional support and resources.


Starting in Fall 2017 East Food District will now offer a station that is free of common food allergens including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat/gluten, and sesame. PURE is open for Brunch on Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join our Listserv!

If you are dining on campus with a severe food allergy or intolerance, consider joining our email listserv to stay informed on any potential recipe or ingredient changes and receive important reminders and tips for safe dining. 

To join the listserv, send a blank email to 'L-DINING-FOOD-ALLERGIES@LISTS.PSU.EDU' 

Food Allergy Disclaimer:

Penn State Campus Dining makes every effort to label food allergens; however manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients without our knowledge and product availability may fluctuate.  Please be aware that food items are prepared in a shared kitchen and do pose a risk for cross-contact.  Therefore, it is ultimately the responsibility of the customer to judge whether or not to question ingredients or to choose to eat selected foods.

Food allergic guests must be their own advocates and exercise caution at all times. Customers who may need to use an Epi-Pen should carry their own while dining.  Penn State Campus Dining will not assume any liability for adverse reactions of foods consumed or for any cross-contact that can and inevitably occurs within a self-service venue. If you have any questions regarding ingredients, please consult the registered dietitian(s) or a dining services manager.

Entree Cards

In the dining commons, you will find almost all menu items have an Entree Card that offers useful information that can help in making decisions to support individual dietary goals.

The entree cards provide you with information regarding serving size, calories and special dietary information (food allergies, vegetarian concerns.) View the gallery below to learn to recognize what the icons represent so you can make balanced and safe food choices. 

For full nutrition information, please visit the online menus.

Sometimes last minute changes to a recipe may occur before service. In these instances a temporary green entree card will be placed to alert guests that the recipe has not been reviewed for allergen or special dietary concerns. If you have food allergies or follow other special dietary restrictions, please use caution before consuming a food with a temporary entree card. If you have questions about ingredients, please seek a staff member. They will be more than happy to help you! 

Additional Resources:


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

World Allergy Organization