We provide the necessary information to help students manage their food allergies within our dining locations!
Carleton Dining recognizes that about 7.5% of the population is affected by at least one food allergy (1). We know that students with allergies can experience a limited diet, and spend a higher amount of time and effort managing their allergies compared to students who do not have a food allergy. Hence, we make every effort to provide the information that students need in order to make an informed decision regarding their food choices at our dining locations. This includes providing menu ingredients, specific product ingredients whenever necessary, as well as using appropriate dietary icons for each menu option.
Do you have food allergies or require a specified diet?
Students with food allergies or requiring specific diets due to a medical condition (i.e. diabetes, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, anemia, hypertension, hypoglycemia, etc.) can book an appointment with our registered dietitian. Private consultations may include a tour of the dining locations to identify which foods are safe and, if necessary, a meeting with the chefs or other necessary managers so that you know who to contact with questions. If you have special dietary needs, contact our registered dietitian via e-mail at AskaDietitian@carleton.ca or schedule an appointment.
- Food Allergy Canada. (2021). Retrieved from Food Allergy Canada: https://foodallergycanada.ca/our-impact-advocacy-and-services/about-us/who-we-are/our-mission/
Carleton University Dining Services has a one-of-a-kind Gluten-Free Pantry designed for students with Celiac Disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance.
The pantry is intended to give students with gluten-free needs a safe place to eat and is located in the caf situated in an enclosed area with restricted access. Access of the pantry is granted on an individual basis by the Registered Dietitian.
Want to Gain Access to the Gluten-Free Pantry?
1. Book an appointment for Gluten-Free Pantry Access, below:
2. A one-to-one interview will be scheduled to review rules and regulations and sign the Gluten-Free Pantry User Agreement
3. Once you have access, you can use the pantry anytime you are in the caf. When you come into the caf, you simply swipe your student card to get into the pantry.