Nutrition and Food Allergies

Whether you have food allergies, dietary restrictions or simply need some assistance with your food selections, Holy Cross Dining provides the resources to help you make delicious choices safely and easily.

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Nutrition Resources

​​Holy Cross Dining is dedicated to providing the campus with a variety of menu options that are not only delicious, but also nutritious, healthy, and supportive of dietary restrictions and food allergies. 

Our full-time dietitian, Alyssa Pittman, R.D., is passionate about helping students find long term, healthy, sustainable relationships with their diet and is available as a resource to all students, faculty and staff of the College.

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Improving Our Health and Nutrition — and the Health of Our Planet

Informed by the Menus of Change set of principles, Holy Cross Dining prepares food that is delicious, nutritious, healthy, environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and ethical. 

Food Allergies

Students with food allergies should meet with our dietitian to learn about special food allergy services available and how to make the most of the resources provided. Email the dietitian, Alyssa Pittman, R.D., at or call 508-793-3618.

Staff Training and Awareness

Having our staff aware of student’s limitations will ensure a safe and pleasurable dining experience, which is of utmost importance to us. Please know that all Holy Cross Dining staff is required to attend a biannual food allergen awareness training regarding the potential severity of food allergies. Whenever you eat away from home, you should notify your server if you have a food allergy.

For additional information, contact: 

Alyssa Pittman, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Holy Cross Dining

Neal Lipsitz, Ph.D
Disability Services

Kelsey R. DeVoe MS, FNP-C
Health Services

Shawn deJong
Public Safety

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