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Food Allergy

Talk to Us about Your Food Allergies and Diet Needs! 

We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs.

A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form or you can simply email Michael Newmark at michael.newmark@clarku.edu to set up an appointment.


Read the Clark Dining Accommodations magazine for more information on our allergen and dietary choice accommodation program.

MyZoneMy Zone  which is an allergen aware zone designed to offer food products that are gluten free. My Zone is a self serve area within the dining hall consisting of a stocked refrigerator as well as a designated microwave and toaster. This area is labeled with signage to warn against cross contamination. This station is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, hot entrees are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the servery. Please notify your dining managers with further questions regarding foods that are safe for you. 



Simple Servings SM

Simple Servings is our new resident dining option, providing safe and appetizing food choices “ready to go” for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer plain and simple foods.

The Simple Servings station will not offer foods made with the FDA most-common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs.  All foods offered will be made without gluten-containing ingredients.   Fish dishes will be included in the varied menu options as a healthy protein choice, along with beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options. The menu will change with every lunch and dinner. 

The Simple Servings program is located in Higgins, running seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekends. 

Our kitchen prepares many other foods with gluten and all of the listed allergens.  Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items.  Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods. 

While the Simple Servings program is designed to allow customers to have an easy way to avoid gluten and allergens, our chef and dietitian still want to meet all of our customers with special food needs.  Knowing about customer preferences and limitations allows us to plan our menu to best meet everyone’s needs.  Please introduce yourself to Michael Newmark.


Simple Servings: providing convenient, delicious, and secure options for you.  Focus on your future, not your food allergy.




Clark University is proud to offer MyZone, allergy-safe pantry, and Simple Servings, a allergen-safe, hot food station. 

My Zone

My ZoneMy Zone is our campus “pantry” located at _____________, where food items needed by students with Celiac disease or food allergies are stored and prepared with precautions against cross-contact. This special area is free of tree nut, peanut, and gluten-containing ingredients and products. My Zone gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen-safe meal preparation. For more information on using My Zone, please contact (Contact Person) at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or E-mail@college.edu or e-mail@sodexo.com. 

Simple Servings

Simple ServingsSimple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer plain and simple foods. The Simple Servings station offers food free from common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs.  All foods offered are also free from gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods. Simple Servings is open to anyone and is located at                            , running five or seven days a week from                    to                    on weekdays and from                    to                  on weekends. Check out the menu for Simple Servings menu today at (Provide link to Dining Location Menu)! 

For more information on Simple Servings, please contact (Contact Person) at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or E-mail@college.edu or e-mail@sodexo.com. 

Simple Servings: providing convenient, delicious, and secure options.  Focus on your future, not your food allergy.

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