Allergies & Intolerances

Allergies & Intolerances

Our Promise 

  • Ensure the student meets with the RIT Dining's Registered Dietitian to develop a plan for safe eating on campus.
  • Establish a one-on-one relationship between the student and key RIT Dining staff members.
  • To the best of our ability, we provide the ingredient and nutrition information on NetNutrition.
  • If specific accommodations are needed related to an allergy or other food-related disability, students should apply for accommodation with the Disability Services Office. More information is here.

purple station for food

Your Responsibility

For students who self-identify with specific dietary needs, it is crucial to do the following:

  • Contact Marisa Bellanca, MS, RD to schedule a time to learn about specific dietary offerings (vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, etc.) in our facilities.
  • Visit the NetNutrition website or app to become familiar with finding safe foods on campus.
  • Please vocalize your allergy to the dining staff so we can connect you with a full-time allergen-trained employee to make your meal.
  • Avoid foods you are unsure of or ask the dining manager for more information when in doubt.
  • Familiarize yourself with our Allergy Disclaimer and Nutrition Labeling system, which can help you identify foods with the Big 9 food allergens, gluten, pork, beef, and vegan/vegetarian options.
  • Request accommodations from the Disability Services Office, as outlined here.

Dining with Allergens

Gracie’s is a peanut and tree-nut-free facility (except for coconut). Our staff verifies every food item used in Gracie’s production to ensure it does not contain peanuts or tree nuts. Additionally, we ensure that the food does not come into contact with these allergens during the manufacturing process.

The Simply Eats station at Gracie’s does not contain 8 of the top 9 allergens: peanuts, tree nuts (except coconut), wheat, gluten, egg, milk, shellfish, fish, and sesame. However, it does serve products that contain soy. The purple serving utensils identify this station, and our chef wears a purple chef's coat.

grain bowl

Healthy Options

Our dining locations offer various fresh and healthy food options that accommodate and support healthy living on campus. Our skilled staff incorporates healthy preparation, production, and cooking techniques when preparing meals. Some examples of the healthy options in all of our dining locations:

  • Vegetarian entrees and soups using tofu, meat substitutes, grains, legumes, and vegetables
  • Whole grain and low carbohydrate bread
  • Rice, soy, and almond milk
  • Lactaid 100% lactose free non-fat milk
  • Hummus
  • Light dressing alternatives
  • Greek and low-fat yogurt
  • 97% fat-free turkey
  • Egg whites
  • Low-fat and fat-free dairy products
  • Sushi
  • Canola, olive oil, and zero trans fat blended oils
  • Trans-fat-free oil for frying


  • Go to the NetNutrition platform.
  • Select a dining location.
  • Select a menu for the day or time of day you’re interested in.
  • If applicable, filter for allergens by selecting an allergen so all menu items with that allergen will be eliminated from your choices.
  • Selecting from preferences will include only menu items tagged with that preference.
  • Click on the name of the menu item to see nutrition information.
  • Build Your Meal:
    • Click the orange plus sign(s) to select items.
    • Click on Meal Nutrition to see nutrition information for all selected items.
  • Compare Items:
    • Click Compare Items.
    • Click the gray boxes to select items.
    • Click Item Nutrition to see nutrition information.

Video Tutorial

Nutrition Labeling

yellow circle with two leaves for vegan


Plant-based items that eliminate animal products including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, and honey.

green circle with one leaf for vegetarian food


Plant-based items that have no meat, poultry, or fish, but may contain egg and milk products.