Nutrition & Food Allergies

Bucknell Dining Services has developed a range of programs to address the diverse dietary needs of our campus community. Throughout our dining locations on campus, we ensure your food is properly handled, clearly labeled and prepared with your satisfaction and safety in mind.

Allergy Accommodations

Food Allergy & Gluten-free Training

We understand how challenging dining with dietary needs can be and work hard to meet all students' needs. All food handlers working for Bucknell Dining have completed the full AllerTrain U manager level allergen-awareness program.

Food Labeling

All items served in Bostwick Marketplace are clearly labeled via countertop menu signs with icons representing 11 major allergens and indicating whether a dish is gluten friendly, vegan or vegetarian.

Allergy-friendly Zones

Bostwick Marketplace Allergy-friendly Zone offers allergen-free food along with designated toasters and utensils. These areas are divided in three sections focused on specific allergen avoidance:

  • Gluten free
  • Soy, peanut and tree nut free
  • Egg and dairy free (vegan)

Meal Requests

Guests may always have items cooked to order at the following locations:

  • The sauté station in Bostwick Marketplace
  • Bada Basil and Bison Fresh in the Bison 
  • The grill station in the Commons Café

Allergen and Gluten Free Catering

With advance notice, our catering department can provide individually crafted meals to fulfill specific dietary needs. Contact us to discuss your needs. We are will be happy to discuss our gluten and allergen-friendly offerings.

Bucknell Catering
Elaine Langone Center, 2nd Floor
Mon.–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Nutrition Resources

Besides offering the Bucknell community a healthy mix of nutritious meals and snacks, we've also developed resources and programs to help you develop and maintain healthy eating habits.


EatWell is Bucknell's online tool that allows students, faculty and staff to make educated food choices. This service allows visitors to:

  • View nutrition information for individual items or an entire meal.
  • Filter menu options by allergens.
  • Learn healthy eating habits and choose well-balanced meals.

The Bucknell Nutrition Initiative Program (BNIP)

Look for the BNIP markers signifying healthier dining choices on all our dining menus. 

Additional Nutrition Resources from Bucknell Student Health

Bucknell Student Health offers a variety of nutrition resources for students, faculty and staff, including individual counseling with our staff nutritionist.

Explore nutrition at Bucknell

Dining Services


Elaine Langone Center, 1st floor