Allergen Solutions

True Balance | Everything you want nothing you can't

Do you have food allergies or intolerances? Our chefs have you covered. True Balance is a station in our residential dining room where our dining team prepares special selections from ingredients without most common food allergens. Here you’ll find delicious dishes made without 7 of the top 8 most common food allergens – egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, soy and wheat.* To see our daily menu offerings at this station, full nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information, visit our Locations & Menus page.

*Aramark relies on our vendors’ allergy warnings and ingredient listings. Because we operate a commercial kitchen where ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions, and cross-contact with allergens is possible, Aramark cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of allergens.

Worry-Free Zone

Starting Fall 2018, the Worry-Free Zone will be located in the new D-Hall. The Worry-Free Zone is an isolate, locked pantry available to students who are medically required to limit or avoid gluten or have additional severe allergies. The pantry completely eliminates gluten, peanut and tree nuts. Common food items are available to students to easily prepare food without risk of cross-contact with gluten, peanuts or tree nuts. To gain access to the Worry-Free Zone, reach out to our Registered Dietitian, Hannah Jehring at

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Our chef and dietitians help take the mystery out of healthy eating and are available to accommodate dietary needs in a personalized, sensitive manner. Contact your on-site Dietitian: Hannah Jehring, RDN at

Additional Resources:
JMU Dining Services Guide to Special Diets

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