UNT Dining has always been about providing the best food possible. Now we've restructured our services to offer you a choice of convenient, affordable food service options for any occasion. And no matter which one you choose, we promise you’ll receive the highest quality, freshest food available.

We are excited to announce tthat we now have a dining hall that is completely free of the big 8 allergens: Kitchen West.

For more information, please see the Kitchen West page.









What do I need to know?

  • For a very in depth look at the subject, please read our Food Allergy white paper.

  • The most common food allergies are shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, eggs, milk, soy, and wheat.

  • While all Food Department dining locations serve naturally gluten-free items it is important to keep in mind the most common allergens present in the food production areas and the equipment are used in preparation of a variety of items.

  • Self-service food areas do present the danger of cross-contamination.

  • Allergen filters are available online for all of our dining halls. Just go to the "Menu" tab > choose the hall you want to dine at > click "Set Allergen Filters" > input the allergens you wish to avoid > hit "Apply." You'll see what menu items are available for you to enjoy.

  • It is possible that manufacturers of the foods we use may change their formulation at any time, without notice.





Important facts to remember about food allergy:

  • Adolescents have historically been noncompliant with medical recommendations and regularly carrying their life-saving, self-administered epinephrine.

  • Studies show that the earlier epinephrine is given for an acute reaction following an accidental ingestion, the more likely it will be life-saving. Delayed administration of epinephrine may result in more severe and prolonged episodes of anaphylaxis.

  • Benadryl does not treat anaphylaxis.

  • Non-deadly, food-induced anaphylaxis is the most common type of severe allergic reaction.

  • Food allergy needs to be accurately diagnosed, which involves expert interpretation of a patient’s clinical history, skin tests, blood tests, and occasionally, food challenge.

  • No available cure is available for food allergy, so avoidance of culprit foods is key.Milk

  • Patients at the highest risk of death from a food-induced anaphylactic reaction are teenagers with a history of asthma who already know what they are allergic to.

  • Close follow-up with an allergist is helpful.






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Make sure your food allergy is documented with the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center.

Become proficient in the self-management of your food allergy by:

✔ Avoiding unsafe foods

✔ Recognizing the symptoms of allergic reactions

✔ Knowledge and proper use of the medications used to treat your allergy as indicated by your physician

Make sure your RA and Hall Director are aware of your allergies and have the necessary contact information on file.

If you have a question or are unsure about a menu item, ask the Manager on Duty.





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What we offer:

Allergen containing menu items can be easily identified by using the allergen filter available on the dining hall menus pages.

Gluten Intolerance:

  • The conversion process may be found on the Medical Meal Plan Requirement Form.

  • Gluten-friendly menu options in all cafeterias.

  • Gluten-free menu options in all retail locations.

  • Specially packaged gluten-free options are available using your Medical Meal Plan at our retail food shops in the University Union.