Food allergies continue to grow in prevalence among today’s students, with an estimated 5.6 million youth under 18 having a food allergy (FARE). When these students arrive on campus, they need allergen-friendly dining options they can count on to keep them safe and bring value to their meal plans.

Sodexo offers three tailored solutions, often used in combination, to serve safe and delicious dining options for peace of mind, every day. Each one acts as a bridge to help students transition from the safety of home, where allergens have been strictly excluded, to dining independently in an environment that requires careful attention. These offers include:


All food allergen solutions are supported by comprehensive employee safety training and third-party quality assurance checks through Sodexo’s Gold-level partnership with FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), an industry leader in standardizing food allergy practices to support student well-being.

Food Allergy Accommodations For Your Campus

Simple Servings

This premium food allergy offer serves hot meals prepared without eight of the nine most common allergens, which account for 90% of all food allergic reactions. Recipes are prepared without milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame, and also omit gluten.

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Simply 3

This station serves hot meals free from 3 core ingredients students are trying to avoid the most: milk, nuts, and gluten. This allows for more variety on the Simply 3 menu, compared to Simple Servings, including a breakfast and dessert offering.

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Simple Zone

At this self-serve pantry, students can select from a variety of gluten-free, nut-free, and/or dairy-free staples like condiments, bread, and milk in order to augment their meals. Dedicated appliances like a toaster and microwave also reduce the risk of cross-contact during meal prep.

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Need a Food Allergy Solution for Your Campus?

If you are interested in learning more about Simple Servings, Simply 3, or Simple Zone, fill out the form below and one of our team members will get in touch with you!