Food Allergy Information

Food Allergy Guide

Your Responsibility

It is our goal to provide you with information and assistance to manage your food allergies and intolerances, however, we encourage you to do your part too by doing the following:

  • Read our Allergy Disclaimer.
  • Set up an individual meeting (at no charge) with our registered dietitian, Lisa Eberhart. To make an appointment, call 919.513.5310, or email lisa_eberhart@ncsu.edu.
  • Review the resources we provide for you and do your best to avoid your food allergen. Always feel welcome to contact Lisa Eberhart with any questions or concerns.
  • When in doubt, avoid any ingredient or dish if you are not sure it is safe or ask the manager on duty for more information.
  • Read the food labels that are available to you. Our website menus and iPad kiosks display the entire ingredient list for every menu item that is served.
  • Be able to recognize symptoms of your allergic reaction and know the proper use of medications your reaction. If you have an epi-pen, carry it with you at all times and be prepared to use it. Our staff is not trained to administer an epi-pen.

Food Allergy Disclaimer

NC State Dining makes effort to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those individuals with food allergies. Items marked gluten friendly are made with no gluten-containing ingredients. Effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, it cannot be guaranteed that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. The possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice also exists. Customers concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. NC State Dining cannot assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any NC State Dining facility or catered event. Students/Campers with life threatening food allergies who may need to use an epi-pen should be carrying their own. NC State Dining staff is NOT trained to administer epi-pens and CANNOT provide or administer them.