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.

Honest Eats at Bostwick

Bostwick Marketplace's Honest Eats section offers food for those guests with dietary needs that can't be accommodated through the regular lines. Honest Eats will have daily entrées for lunch and dinner modeled on the main-line entrée eliminating six of the "Big 8" allergens. Some Honest Eats items will contain eggs and fin fish.

  • The station will also offer gluten-free pasta and sauce daily as well as a gluten-free grill item and deli sandwich option.
  • The station will offer an alternative, gluten-free vegan entree on days when the vegan entree contains gluten.
  • This station will also be situated away from the main line to minimize any potential cross-contact.

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.

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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.

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.

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Elaine Langone Center, 1st floor