Dining Accommodations

Dining Update

We are getting geared up for the upcoming school year and have exciting news to share coming soon, but first, we have made a modification to our terminology. Instead of referring to ourselves as a "nut-friendly campus," we now identify as "nut-friendly commons."

This adjustment was made to avoid constraining Panera's, Starbucks, and other retail location's menu offerings. Please refer to the specific location and online menu to see if nuts are used.

It is important to note that all dining commons areas will continue to maintain their 100% nut-friendly status, ensuring that you can enjoy your favorite offerings without any concerns. We are excited to serve everyone in the fall semester!

Dining Accommodations

Miami Dining is committed to providing our patrons with an exceptional on-campus dining experience that takes into consideration student dietary needs, lifestyle choices, cultural backgrounds, and religious affiliations. We offer dining assistance to Miami University students, summer program participants, and visitors/guests. Our goal is to provide the same level of assistance for campus visitors and summer program participants as we do for our full-time students. We offer a variety of options for students and guests in each dining location. Our menus are designed to include those who avoid gluten and nuts, as well as those who follow a vegan and vegetarian diet. Below is what we provide every day on campus.

Allergen Identifications

In each dining location, we identify allergens on our menu boards, and online menus. The top nine allergens are labeled. We also have dietary preference icons that call out vegan, vegetarian, avoiding gluten, good source of protein, and climate friendly.

Vegan  Aramark Vegan Icon   

We serve vegan entrees during each meal periods. Our vegan icon indicates the menu item contains no animal-based ingredients or by-products (no eggs, dairy or honey)

Vegetarian   Aramark Vegan Icon   

Vegetarian entrees and sides are available daily in all of our dining commons. Our vegetarian icon indicates the menu item contains no meat, poultry, fish or seafood but may contain eggs or dairy.

Dairy Allergy or Intolerance   

We offer soy milk at each location as an alternative to cow's milk. We also offer other varieties of dairy-free milk and products at our convenience markets. Vegan cheese is also available in many of our locations.

Avoiding Gluten    Aramark Made Without Gluten Icon

Items that are prepared without gluten containing ingredients are identified with an AG icon on our menu boards and online menus. We offer prepared-without-gluten pastries, bread, hamburgers buns, pizza crust, pasta, tortillas, muffins, and desserts. We have three designated allergen-friendly stations on campus, named Delicious Without. These stations are located in Armstrong Student Center, Maplestreet Dining Commons, and Western Dining Commons.

Peanut and Tree Nuts  

Miami is "nut-friendly" in our all-you-care-to-eat dining commons which means we do not actively use nuts in our recipes, nor do we use products that have a may contain for nuts. However, we do carry products that contain a "produced in the same facility as [nuts]" and/or "processed on shared equipment with [nuts]" statement. We do carry sealed nut products in our convenience markets and our "nut-friendly" initiatives do not apply to retail locations such as Panera and Starbucks but many of our menus do not actively use nuts. Please refer to the specific location and online menus for more information.

Good Source of Protein     Aramark Smart Choice Icon

With high protein becoming a leading dietary preference, our PR icon indicates food items that contain at least 7 grams of protein per serving to assist in creating a well balanced diet.

Climate Friendly     Aramark Smart Choice Icon

Carbon Neutrality is on the rise and for those that are carbon mindful, be on the lookout for our Climate Friendly icon. This icon indicates recipes with low greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that have agricultural and ingredient processing impacts that are lower than 70% of all products assessed by HowGood.

Allergen-Friendly Dining Options

delicious without at haines

Delicious Without at Haines

This à la carte restaurant is all about making sure everyone can enjoy a worry-free meal by crafting delicious dishes without the top 9 allergens. At Delicious Without at Haines, you will find a diverse array of nutritious and flavorful options that undergo monthly testing to ensure a worry-free dining experience.

Delicious Without at Maplestreet Dining Commons and Western Dining Commons

We offer two exclusive allergen-friendly stations in both Western and Maplestreet Dining Commons. These locations occupy their own designated area, meticulously preparing delicious and nutritious food without the top nine allergens. These stations undergo monthly testing to ensure a safe dining experience for all.

 

allergen icons

Self Disclosure Dietary Needs Form

If you have dining accommodation needs that exceed the offerings listed above, please fill out the self-disclosure dietary needs form. Once submitted, our Registered Dietitian will contact you for further discussion regarding your dining accommodation needs. Summer program participants should submit their self-disclosure dietary request form at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program in which they are attending.

Please understand that there may be a considerable time commitment involved in working out the details of your dining accommodation needs. Planning ahead and communicating with Miami Dining is essential.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whom should I talk to if I have a question about an item on the menu?

Always ask to speak with the manager, chef, or food production leader on duty if you have questions about menus and/or ingredients. These individuals will be able to provide you with the most accurate information about the foods being served at any meal. Our RD also has access to all menus and ingredients for every location on campus.

I have been diagnosed with a medical condition. Do you provide dietary counseling?

Our Registered Dietitians are available to meet, discuss, and provide suggestions for dietary needs related to a medical condition.

I am a diabetic and need carbohydrate counts of foods. Where do I find that information?

Our Registered Dietitians are happy to assist in providing carbohydrate counts for favorite foods and/or assist you in accessing our online nutritional database.

How are Halal diets accommodated?

We do not have dedicated Halal facilities on our campus. We can however provide Halal-friendly foods embracing the basic principles of Halal, including Halal meats, no pork, and no alcohol. Our convenience markets carry a limited supply of Halal foods which you can purchase with your meal plan to supplement your daily food needs.

How are Kosher diets accommodated?

We do not have dedicated Kosher food preparation facilities on our campus. We can however purchase Kosher foods and sell them from our convenience markets.

Miami Dining Dietitians

Have questions about healthy eating? Have a specific dietary need? Contact our registered dietitians! Schedule a meeting with the dietitian to get answers to your questions about eating healthy or eating on campus with food allergies. Our Registered Dietitian can speak with you about many nutrition topics. Reach out at DiningDietitian@miamioh.edu.