University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Dining Services

Special Diets


University of Minnesota Dining Services
Health & Wellness Coordinator and Registered Dietitian

M Dining will work with students individually regarding special dietary needs. Please feel free to contact M Dining’s Registered Dietitian to learn about available dining options on campus. If you’re living in a residence hall, M Dining also suggests meeting with the Residential Restaurant’s Food Service Director to review specific menu options.

CampusDish Website

Menus are posted one week in advance on the dining website. Nutrition information is available and the menu can be filtered based on certain special dietary needs. Students are encouraged to communicate with foodservice staff about food allergies. To view the website, please follow this link: 

True Balance Station

The True Balance Station is located in Middlebrook Residential Restaurant on West Bank. The station accommodates students who must avoid allergens in their diet. It features a protein, vegetable and starch made without seven common allergens (fish is included to provide a variety of protein options). To reduce the risk of cross-contact, selfservice at this station is not permitted and a clean plate must always be used and served by an employee.True Balance Image

Made Without Gluten

All Residential Restaurants offer a made without gluten station that includes UDI’s gluten-free bread products, cereal, individual condiments, and a designated toaster. UDI’s pizza crust is also available at all locations and can be requested at the pizza station. Grilled chicken breast and burgers can be requested at the grill station. Frozen gluten-free meals such as Amy’s, UDI’s, Evol, and Saffron Road are also an additional option. Please contact M Dining’s Registered Dietitian to learn more.

Retail Restaurants Gluten Free Options

Gluten Free Brochure


A vegan entrée is available during each meal in the residential restaurants in addition to the salad bar and pasta station during lunch and dinner. A vegan soft serve ice cream machine is also available in the Centennial Residential Restaurant. Vegan dessert items are available upon request at all other locations. Please visit the CampusDish website to filter menus for available options:


Frozen kosher meals are available in all residential restaurants and additional microwaves have been added to all dining areas. A selection of fresh grab-and-go sandwich and salad options from Prime Deli & Restaurant (St. Louis Park, MN) along with the frozen kosher meals are also available in the Minnesota Marketplace at Coffman Memorial Union.


Halal-certified chicken is available by request at the grill station of all residential restaurants and Cranberry Farms, which is located inside the Minnesota Marketplace at Coffman Memorial Union. Halal-certified chicken is also used in all dining hall recipes that include chicken breast; however these full recipes may not be Halal-certified, depending on the other ingredients of the recipe.


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