Eating Healthy

Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Talk to Us about Your Food Allergies and Diet Needs! College is complicated enough; enjoying a meal at the resident dining hall doesn't have to be! Choosing meals can present undue anxiety for the growing number of students who arrive on college campuses with food allergies or gluten intolerance. 

We are all passionate about serving students. From the general manager & on-campus Registered Dietitian to the front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special dietary needs. 

Lehigh Dining is committed to providing the finest quality meals and services to the entire Lehigh University community– students, faculty, staff and guests. 

To address these growing number of students with food allergies, Lehigh Dining has developed, Simple Servings, a station that is dedicated to providing fresh meals prepared with minimally processed ingredients. Simple Servings is open to all students, so those with food allergies or other dietary concerns are not singled out. All foods offered at the Simple Serving station are prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain the following foods: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and cashews) and also eliminates gluten-containing ingredients. The lunch and dinner menus change daily and include a variety of protein options (fish, beef, pork, chicken and turkey) and vegan dishes. 

Lehigh Dining staff are also carefully trained to avoid cross-contact of menu items. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils, and preparation areas minimize, but do not completely eliminate the chances of gluten and other allergens in dining and retail spaces. 

We would love 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. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form. You can also call the On-Campus Registered Dietitian, Carrie Gerencher MA, RD, LDN at (484) 357-2258 or e-mail her at e00913@lehigh.edu.

Meet Your Dietitian

Dining Campus Dietitian Our Dietitian is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

  • Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs
  • Eating healthy on campus
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition
  • Weight management

Carrie Gerencher RD, LDN is our on-campus Dietitian at Lehigh University. As a Registered Dietitian, Carrie is trained in helping students create meal plans that work with their busy schedules. She can provide nutrition counseling for a variety of topics including food allergies, food intolerances, weight management, diabetes, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal diseases, healthy eating habits, and much more. All appointments are confidential. Please contact Carrie Gerencher at e00913@lehigh.edu or (484) 357-2258 to schedule an appointment.

Check out Carrie's blog "Swaps that are Good for You and the Planet."