University of Georgia
September 2015
Food & Nutrition

Gluten-free and more

UGA Food Services accommodates students on special diets.

In the video above, UGA graduate student Katie Norris, who has celiac disease, describes how UGA Food Services offers gluten-free food along with other lines for students with common food allergens.

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The Special Selections line at Bolton Dining Commons serves delicious cuisine free of the eight most common food allergens: egg, milk, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. This line is also free of gluten. The line features sweet and baked russet potatoes as well as a spiced quinoa pilaf daily. Flavorful ingredients combine to bring you unique salads prepared and served everyday. A fresh steamed vegetable of the day is featured as well as rotating lunch and dinner entrees and sides.

It is UGA Food Services’ goal to provide students with information and assistance to manage food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct the food production staff on the severity of food allergies; however, there is always a risk of cross-contact. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods Food Services use could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Students with food allergies and celiac disease are encouraged to contact the UGA Food Services registered dietitian for additional information and support.

Food allergen information is also available through Food Fact Finders located at each dining commons’ Nutrition Education Station. Allergen and ingredient information is also available on the Build Your Plate Web feature.

Students with food allergies or nutritionally significant medical conditions can receive nutrition advisement through private consultations with the registered dietitian. To make an appointment regarding specific nutrition concerns or food allergies, please contact Katherine Ingerson at 706-542-7313 or