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Food Allergies and Special Diets

                                                                                                                                  

    Entering freshman and transfer students that live with food allergies are required to have their health care provider document the food allergy on your entrance physical and complete the food allergy action plan, if necessary.  If you develop a new allergy while you are a student at Holy Cross, please fax medical documentation to Health Services.   It is the student’s responsibility to notify key personnel on campus.  Please be familiar with your responsibilities and the College’s responsibilities prior to arrival on campus by reading the food allergy guidelines from Health Services website.

    Dining options available to students with food allergies or certain medical conditions range from eating off the general lines to accessing our Food Allergy Program. Holy Cross Dining is committed to providing students with nutritious meals that they can enjoy without worrying about food allergies. Students who have questions about eating in our dining hall with food allergies should contact Holy Cross Dining.
    Students who wish to begin the process of requesting dining accommodations should submit the appropriate documentation to the Office of Disability Services. Please refer to the Office of Disability Services documentation guidelines for more specific criteria.

     The Food Allergy and Special Diet (FASD) program provides reasonable accommodations to students per the Americans with Disabilities Act. This program may provide you with:

    • Pre-order, allergy-safe meals prepared just for you
    • Special products in a secure allergy pantry
    • Transparency, information and nutrition guidance

    Special dietary concerns or preferences: While we understand that some students choose to eat special diets or gluten free, there are many safe choices at Kimball Main Dining Hall. Menus, nutrition information, ingredients and allergens are available on the Kimball Dining website. (http://holycross.edu/campus-life/dining/locations-menus-hours/Kimball-main-dining-room).  Any Holy Cross student may schedule an appointment to meet with the dining dietitian or one of the  dining managers at diningadmin@holycross.edu to discuss nutrition concerns or dining options. You may click o the following link to view the food allergy plan at Holy Cross: http://college.foodallergy.org/schools/massachusetts/college-holy-cross.