University of Delaware Dining Services supports students who have food allergies and dietary restrictions by providing information that allows students to make informed choices in our dining locations. We take into account each individual student’s personal dietary needs and work together to provide reasonable arrangements so that all students may participate in the college dining experience.


However, the possibility for cross-contact still exists in a community dining setting like ours. Students should be proficient in the self-management of their dietary needs and are encouraged to work closely with Dining Services. The following services are available on campus to help you manage your needs:


Ask a dietitian

Debbi Miller, R.D., L.D.N. specializes in making on-campus dining options work by helping students locate food they can eat, developing individualized menus and providing specially-prepared foods when the daily offerings do not meet students’ dietary needs. We can’t encourage you enough to reach out to Debbi, by email at, to learn how we can meet your needs.


Meet Debbi in our most recent Managing Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs online session.


True Balance

Available at the CR Fresh Food Company and Pencader Dining Hall, our True Balance station accommodates students with food allergies and gluten intolerances. Its menus have been designed to eliminate gluten, along with all eight of the most common food allergens: milk, eggs, crustacean shellfish, fin fish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, wheat, and sesame. 


Specialized options

The menus at all of our locations are designed with health and wellness in mind and provide daily, made-to-order options that suit a wide variety of dietary needs. The CR Fresh Food Company, has dedicated vegan, and OU-supervised kosher. Pencader Dining has a kosher station offering certified halal meat. True Balance provides specialized menu items at Pencader Dining and CR Fresh Food Company. 


Online menus & nutrition information

Our website gives students access to our menus, as well as nutrition information, ingredient lists and allergen statements. Nutrition information is also available at each station in our dining locations.