Dietary Considerations

Campus Dining has developed a comprehensive approach to supporting students with food allergies and special dietary considerations. Our culinary team is readily available to work with students to ensure that their dietary needs are met.

Students with a medically documented food allergy should review the dining plan information, and housing and dining license carefully to make sure that their dietary needs can be met. Please contact the Campus Dining Wellness Office for further assistance at 805-756-1185 or email [email protected]

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GREAT Schools Certification

Campus Dining received certification from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) for achieving “GREAT Schools” status, which exemplifies high standards in gluten-free food services. To meet their requirements for GREAT Schools certification, key dining operations staff underwent extensive training through several learning modules and has gluten-free designated food preparation areas. The dining staff is proud to offer multiple gluten-free and allergen-free food options to the campus community.

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Allergen Free Prepared Foods

Allergen-Free Prepared Foods

The all-you-care-to-eat restaurant, 805 Kitchen, offers a food station, “Sustainedibility”, with rotating food options that are made free of the top 8 most common allergens (wheat, milk, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish). Foods served in this station are prepared in a dedicated allergen-free kitchen to ensure safety and avoid cross contact.

Allergen-Free Groceries

Allergen-Free Groceries

Students can find a variety of allergen-free grocery items at several restaurants and markets on campus. Village Market, an on-campus specialty grocery store in Poly Canyon Village, specializes in a wide offering of gluten, dairy, and soy-free products. Students can purchase foods with their First-Year Student Dining Plans and work with the helpful staff to find food options to meet their specific nutrition needs. Campus Market, the centrally located on-campus grocery store, offers a gluten free product section, gluten free frozen entrées, Cal Poly meats and dairy alternative products.

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Gluten-Free Options

Many Campus Dining venues offer gluten-free* options making it simple to turn any meal into a gluten-free meal. We offer corn tortillas, gluten-free cereals, salad bars, grilled proteins, gluten-free grains, vegetables and fruits. 805 Kitchen, our all-you-care-to-eat venue, has a food station, Sustainediblity, that offers gluten-free fare. Our markets offer gluten-free cereals, breads, tortillas, granola bars, snacks, oatmeal, Grab and Go meals and other allergen-free products and groceries.

To discover gluten-free options quickly and easily, check our nutrition calculator.

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Vegan/Vegetarian Options

Vegan/Vegetarian Options

All of Campus Dining’s venues offer a variety of options for every lifestyle preference. Because most items are offered and served a la carte, you are able to customize your meal the way you want. Want an item sans cheese? Ask for it. Ordering through Grubhub? Check out each restaurant’s Vegan/Veggie category. All venues have a variety of beans, tofu, grains, vegetables, fruits, and condiments. To help identify the vegan and vegetarian options, look for their special identifiers on all Campus Dining menus.

You can view all vegan and vegetarian options on our nutrition calculator.

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Important safety tips

Students with special dietary considerations and food allergies are encouraged to be self-advocates when managing their dietary conditions to promote safety and minimize the risk of a reaction.


For medical emergencies, dial 911 immediately.


Notify your primary care physician if a reaction has occurred. You may also contact Health Services at 805-756-1211 to make an appointment if the reaction is not an immediate emergency.


Know how to recognize and respond to the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Should a reaction occur, know when to instruct those around you to call 911 if medical attention is needed immediately.

We are here to help

Campus Dining is available to work directly with students with dietary restrictions. Campus Dining also offers educational programs and events to help students make informed decisions about health and wellness.

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Looking for a one-on-one meeting to discuss nutrition and healthful eating? Contact the Health Enrichment Action Team (HEAT) at PULSE to set up a consultation.

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Important Disclaimer

Campus Dining makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Along with employee training, Campus Dining labels items with known allergen-containing ingredients; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Customers with food allergies or other food intolerances should consult a chef or dining manager for specific ingredient questions. Campus Dining will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any university establishment.


Most food items can be modified to your liking (i.e. omit certain meats and cheeses). Please ask for assistance when placing your order