Wellesley Fresh Nutrition

Visit the Wellesley College Health Service Website

Guide for Students with Dietary Restrictions

Look out for these identifiers on daily menu items…

Wheat Shellfish Pork Egg Milk Fish
Peanut Tree Nuts Soybean Vegetarian Vegan Gluten

Gluten Disclaimer

The Gluten Sensitive (GS) label indicates the food item contains no major gluten ingredients such as wheat, barley, or rye. Incidental gluten may still be present in GS labeled foods.

Food Allergy Disclaimer

AVI Foodsystems at Wellesley College makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. We label items with possible allergen-containing ingredients and every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation or substitute at any time, without notice. As well, any self-service area does not have control over cross contamination. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination with our baked goods. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact our Registered Dietitian or Health Services for additional information and/or support.

Dietary Restriction Program At Wellesley Dining Halls

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Labels identifying allergens (GS) X X X X X
Icons identifying dietary restrictions/choices (Vegan, Vegetarian, Contains Pork, Contains Shellfish) X X X X X
Allergen sensitivity station (nuts, dairy, shellfish, gluten) X
Signs listing ingredients at point of service allowing individuals to identify items that pertain to their specific allergy X X X X X
Bakery items do not contain nuts X X X X X
Ingredient lists are available for breads, cereals and menu items X X X X X
Nut-sensitive dining hall X
Halal meat offerings X
Kosher options X
Strict vegan/vegetarian options X

Non-Gluten Specialty Options

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Cereal X X X X X
Bread & designated toaster X X X
Pasta cooked to order Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request
Dessert Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request
Allergen station X

We adhere to ServSafe practices to avoid cross-contamination

If you have special dietary needs, food allergies or religious dietary requirements we encourage you to arrange a private consultation with our on-campus Dietitian, Amy Branham MS, RD. Please email Amy at or call her at 781.283.3933

What to do if you have a food allergy

Download the Food Intolerance Policy

Recommend student contact dining services Dietitian prior to arrival on campus.

The eight major food allergens are labeled in campus dining: tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, soy, and wheat. For other food allergies not listed here, please report your food allergy to Health Services with medical documentation, ideally in the first 2 weeks of the semester.

Student meets with AVI Dietitian to discuss all allergic foods and appropriate dining options.

All students with Celiac Disease or Gluten related allergies must meet with the dietitian and the Chef Manager in the dining hall(s) most frequently visited

Student is responsible for communicating any concerns or questions with the Chef Managers or dining supervisors in the dining halls.

Contact the AVI Registered Dietitian Amy Branham, MS, RD, at
Visit us as or call us at 781.283.3933
Should a student need further assistance regarding food allergy needs contact Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services at or Dr. Vanessa Britto, Director of Health Services at The requested health information will be kept on file by Health Services and the Office of Disability Services.

Ask the Dietitian

Amy Branham
Amy Branham, MS, RD

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