Individual students are able to meet with the RDN to make arrangements for specially prepared food when the daily menu offerings do not meet their needs. Our Dietitian is here to help take the mystery out of healthy eating! For more information or assistance with food allergies (dairy, wheat, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, shellfish, fish, sesame, etc.) or dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten, etc.), students are invited to schedule a meeting with Jessica Cater, RDN, LD. Send her an email to set up an appointment at diningdietitian@lsv.uky.edu

UK Dining supports students who have food allergies by providing them with the tools and support they need to utilize the dining halls safely and be active in the management of their food allergy or food-related medical condition on campus.

True Balance - Located at Champions Kitchen and Fresh Food Co. 

True Balance, our Made-Without-Allergens and Gluten Free station, was developed to make life and eating easier for those with allergies and intolerances. The recipes and ingredients have been specially selected by our chefs and registered dietitian to exclude wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, sesame, milk, fish and shellfish. **Students with allergies to other foods may request specially-prepared meals to accommodate their special diet once they have registered with the Disability Resource Center.**

To see our daily menu offerings at this station, visit our Locations & Menus page.

Created for You

All students can partake from this station, but it was especially created for students with food allergies and intolerances. In order to keep this area safe, we ask that our guests do not bring outside food, plates, cups, utensils, or take-out containers into this area.

Employee Training for Food Safety

Chefs and Cooks at True Balance have received comprehensive food safety training. Continuous education is paramount! Students with allergies and intolerances can be confident that we have trained our staff and execute re-trainings in pursuit of continuous improvement. We work together as a team to ensure that all students are well-nourished, using our products and brands that we purchase, without exception. This approach maintains that all food safety policies and requirements can be managed and executed.

Other Resources 

Your Guide to Managing Food Allergies & Celiac Disease

FARE Tips for Avoiding Your Allergen

Although UK Dining is taking great lengths to accommodate students with allergies, we prepare food in open kitchens where cross contact with foods containing allergens may occur and UK Dining relies on our suppliers ingredient listings and may not be aware of ingredients contained in the food, but not listed on the container or packaging. As such, UK Dining cannot guarantee a completely allergen-free environment.