About Food Allergies & Special Dietary Needs

Dartmouth Dining takes food allergies, celiac disease, and other dietary restrictions very seriously. Your health and safety are our highest priority.

We're proud to offer an inclusive dining experience!


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Working One on One with You

A team approach led by you, our informed consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year, free of allergic reactions and able to enjoy every meal.

It’s the responsibility of guests with food allergies or specific nutrition requirements to notify Dining staff of concerns related to ingredients and preparation method.


We make every effort to identify nutrition data and allergen information, however there are elements beyond our control. Manufacturers may change their product formulation without our knowledge and product availability may fluctuate. Dartmouth Dining inputs ingredient and allergen statements from manufacturers labels into our menu management system; this includes advisory statements, such as “may contain…,” or “processed in facility that also processes…” that many manufacturers now list on their product labels. This information is constantly being updated.

Custom preparation and serving

Dartmouth Dining strives to meet all guests’ needs by working one-on-one with students and custom preparing and serving students directly. Self-serve food stations run the risk of cross contact. For strict allergen concerns please contact a manager or supervisor who can assist you with ingredient information; our staff will serve you directly and obtain additional food options upon request.

Who to Contact

Meeting one-on-one with students who have individual dining needs helps ensure that your dining experience is safe and delicious. If you have a food allergy, special diet concern, or require a special diet in accordance with religious practices (i.e. Kosher or Halal), please contact Beth Rosenberger, RDN by email Elizabeth.Rosenberger@Dartmouth.edu or phone 603-646-1740.


Dartmouth Dining Services (DDS) prides itself on providing an inclusive dining experience for students with a range of dietary needs. Its safeguards and training protocols may mean your needs can be met as part of DDS' standard practices.

Email DDS Dietitian Beth Rosenberger or call 603-646-1740 to learn more about what DDS offers or to schedule a meeting. For questions regarding religious dining accommodations, please contact Robert Lester. All dining meal plan exceptions, modifications or alterations are handled via the Student Accessibility Services Office (SAS) here on campus. Click here to access the SAS page. 

All meal plan changes must be completed by the third day of classes, at the beginning of each term.