8+ | Allergen-free Meals

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8+ | Allergen-free Meals

Selections on the 8+ line in the Harper Dining Center

The Harper Dining Center has been renovated to bring daily big eight allergen- and gluten-free meals. Renovations of the 8+ allergen-free serving area at the Harper Dining Center allows us to serve allergen-free breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

The new 8+ serving station, offering top eight allergen- and gluten-free options, is located in the Harper Dining Center. Menus are available Monday – Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

All menu items are served by Harper Dining Center staff members and do not contain:

  • gluten
  • soy
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • eggs
  • shellfish
  • peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • fish
  • sesame

If students, parents, and/or visitors have questions, they should direct them to the Harper Dining Center staff members wearing purple pins or Ellyn McCarter, dining services registered dietitian and nutrition manager, at emccarter2@unl.edu or (402) 472-6882. To view menu items at Harper Dining Center, or any other dining center, visit menu.unl.edu.

All of our dining centers can help students with allergen- and gluten-free meal options. Ask for a member of the management team in any of our dining centers.

Ingredients & Nutritional Information

University Dining Services makes every effort to label menu items being served in dining areas. The NetNutrition® program is available as an online tool that can assist you in making wise choices to meet your nutrition goals and assist with dietary needs when dining with University Dining Services. Nutrition data, ingredients, top nine allergens, gluten, vegan, vegetarian, and local Nebraska ingredients (Nebraska. Local.) are identified using the program. The absence of an allergen or gluten listed on the labeling is not a guarantee that the product is free from the allergen or gluten. At times, menu items may not be posted, and the possibility exists that the nutrition data, ingredients, top nine allergens, gluten, vegan, vegetarian, and Nebraska. Local. data may vary from what is posted due to recipe substitutions, portion sizes, and other factors. Manufacturers may change the formulation of the food without our knowledge and accurate nutrition information, ingredients, allergen, and gluten for certain products(s) may not be available. Be aware that due to food items being prepared in shared kitchens with shared equipment, we are unable to guarantee the absence of cross-contact of gluten or allergens during food preparation. Any customers concerned about food ingredients should be aware of these risks and proactive in their food choices.

It is ultimately the responsibility of the customer to decide whether to eat certain foods. The University will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a University establishment. For questions regarding dietary needs or any other questions about the food, please consult the dining manager of the specific dining center or the registered dietitian/nutrition manager for University Dining Services. If you believe you may have disability-related food allergies or other dietary needs related to a disability, please contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at (402) 472-3787.

View ingredient and nutrition information for specific menus and meal items at menu.unl.edu.