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Food Allergy

Talk to Us about Your Food Allergies and Diet Needs! 

allergyCollege 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, Sodexo has developed a station, Simple Servings, which is dedicated to provide fresh meals prepared with minimal 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

Lehigh University 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 or 

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 or 

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

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