Nutrition and Allergen Info
At BYU Dining Services, we understand that food is not only essential for our physical wellbeing, but also an integral part of socializing and connecting with others. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students and guests with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Our staff are allergen trained and we regularly review allergen information across campus.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with the information provided below and download our Guide to Managing Food Allergies and Intolerances for more information.
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In order for BYU Dining to provide students who self-identify with specific dietary needs, it is critical for these students to do the following:
- Verbalize your allergy when ordering from any dining location or station. This will alert the staff member to get an allergy-trained manager or cook.
- Meet with our Dining Registered Dietitian (at no charge). To make an appointment, call 801-422-2573, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or make an appointment through the page on our website. The registered dietitian will be able to help identify individual strategies and resources to help you be successful.
- Review all the provided resources on our website before coming to campus. Once on campus, carefully read the food labels that are available to you. Our website menus and BYU App display the entire ingredient list for every menu item that is served.
- Read and review our Nutrition and Allergy Disclaimer.
- When in doubt, avoid any ingredient or dish if you are unsure if it is safe. Always ask a manager on duty for more information. They are ready and eager to help. Do not consume foods that contain one of your allergens.
- Be able to recognize symptoms of your allergic reaction and know the proper use of medications for your reaction. If you use an EpiPen, always carry it with you and be prepared to use it. Our staff are NOT trained to administer an EpiPen, and we do not store epinephrine for use in our facilities.
- When needed, request accommodation from the University Accessibility Office (UAC).
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We regularly review the ingredient and allergen information provided to our customers for accuracy and transparency. This information can be consistently found on the BYU app, on the Dining website, and posted in dining facilities across campus.
Top Nine Major Allergens: Menu signs across campus will always identify the Top 9 allergens as required by the FDA using the following icons. Additional filters for other foods can be found on the mobile app and online menus.
Gluten Free Friendly vs Gluten Free:
Gluten Free Friendly (GFF) labels indicate menu items that do not have any gluten-containing ingredients and are prepared separately from other menu items that do, but not in a dedicated gluten free facility or area. These items are not certified gluten free, and we cannot guarantee less than 20 ppm gluten.
Gluten Free (GF) labels are reserved for products that use ingredients which are declared by the manufacturer to be gluten free and are prepared in a separate cooking space to avoid cross contact OR are individually wrapped, single serving items from a certified GF manufacturer.
Vegan and Vegetarian: Additionally, if an item is Vegan or Vegetarian, the following icons will be used. If a menu item qualifies as Vegan, only the Vegan icon will be used and not both.
Voluntary Advisory Labeling: Manufacturers of food we use do not have to include voluntary advisory labeling such as “May contain…,” “Manufactured in a facility that process…,” and “May contain traces of…”. If a manufacturer provides advisory labeling, BYU Dining Services stores that information in our electronic files. Individuals who have been advised to avoid products with advisory labeling may contact the campus dining dietitian for more information regarding specific food products.
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Allergens, nutrition information, and ingredient lists for foods served across campus are available on the BYU app and on our website.
To view information on the BYU app, first open the app, then add and launch the Dining feature. Select the restaurant you want to learn more about and click “Nutrition Info”. Select the date and meal, if applicable. Tap on any menu item from the menu to see more information, including allergens, nutrition information, and a full ingredient list. Use the filter feature to refine your options.
On Our Website
Menu information for the Commons at the Cannon, the Cougar Eat restaurants, Legends Grille, Skyroom, and our ice cream menus are available on our website. Click the links below to visit these pages.
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To provide the BYU Community with resources regarding nutrition, exercise, and general health, Dining Services developed the EAT, ACT, THINK website pages. Visit EAT to learn more.
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BYU Dining Services makes every effort to support students with dietary needs. If your circumstances require an exemption to a meal plan or housing requirement, you can find more information through the University Accessibility Center.
We work to recognize and accommodate your dietary needs in a way that is personalized, sensitive, and supportive. Schedule a free one on one consultation with our registered dietitian.
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BYU Dining Services makes every effort to identify ingredients that may cause reactions for individuals with food allergies and to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. We regularly review ingredient information provided to our consumers for accuracy. However, there is always a risk of cross contact in production or that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use may change their formulations or send product substitutions at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk and proceed accordingly. For food allergies or special diet concerns, please contact the unit manager or dining services. Please inform the dining services staff if you have a food allergy or celiac disease to decrease your risk of a reaction.
BYU Dining Services does not assume liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any University establishments. Consumers with life threatening food allergies who may need to use an EpiPen should be carrying their own. BYU Dining staff are NOT trained to administer EpiPens and CANNOT provide or administer them.
Nutrition values provided are collected from various distributors and may be different from similar items sold on or off campus. These nutrition labels are intended for personal information only. While it is correct to the best of our knowledge, we do not represent or warrant the accuracy of this information. Nutrition information provided by our app or website is not meant to provide medical advice or counsel.