Nutrition and Dietary Needs

Remember that all of our chefs are willing to work with you to make a dining plan and meal options that meet your needs. Whether you have a gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, or anything else that requires some extra attention when it comes to food, there are a variety of food options that will work for you, and we encourage you to work with our chefs.

Eat Smart, Eat Well—UO Nutrition Calculator

Check out the UO Nutrition Calculator. With all of the amazing dining options and wide variety of foods, you may feel confused about how to pick healthy, nutritious meals. We understand that choosing what to eat and making sure you get enough variety on campus can seem like an overwhelming task, especially when all you want to do it eat Fresh’s Killer Mac and Cheese every day! Luckily, we make it a priority to provide you with lots of healthy and nutritious options as well, so you don’t have to look too far or feel like you’re alone on this adventure.

Campus Nutritionist

Another great resource to tap into is the licensed nutritionist at the University Health Center. You can make an appointment to build a nutritional plan that fits your dietary needs or goals.

Dietary Needs

Most of our menu items list ingredients and information on labels or on the nutrition calculator, but there are times you might need to ask a chef. Because many dishes are made in the area where gluten has been prepared or used in recipes, we cannot guarantee housemade options are 100 percent gluten-free, but our staff members work incredibly hard to make sure that our “made without gluten” options meet that promise. If you have a high sensitivity to gluten, you are welcome to meet with our chefs or our director of dining services to develop a menu that will work for you.

Dietary Accommodations

If you know you will be coming to the University of Oregon needing a food accommodation, please contact us prior to your arrival so that we can build options with you before you even get here. The best person to contact before you arrive is Tom Driscoll, our director of food services, at driscoll@uoregon.edu. If you develop a food need while you are at the university or didn’t contact us prior to your arrival, you can work with any of our head chefs to build a plan for their dining venue. Please contact University Housing at 541-346-4277 or housing@uoregon.edu. For disability-related requests please contact the Accessible Education Center at 541-346-1155, or uoaec@uoregon.edu.