Student viewing options in the dining center

Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication

Daily Menus

Cather Dining Center dessert bar during Thanksgiving Dinner

Anyone with a first-year student meal plan gets up to two (2) meal plan swipes per meal period. Students with a returning student meal plan get up to five (5) meal plan swipes per meal period. View more detailed information on the meal plan webpage.

Swipes can be used in any combination at any dining center, Herbie's Market in the form of a meal exchange, or Husker Heroes as a meal exchange via the Transact mobile ordering app.

Allergen and Meal Preference Information

As you view and filter menu item information via our menu website with NetNutrition®, and view menu information on the menu display boards in our dining centers, you'll notice the use of certain icons to identify menu items as containing certain allergens or complying with certain dining preferences. An explanation of those icons and what they mean can be found below.

Dining Services' registered dietitian and nutrition manager, Ellyn McCarter, can also assist with any questions you might have. Her contact information can also be found below.

Allergen Icons

ICON DESCRIPTION
Eggs allergen icon Contains or May Contain Eggs
Fish allergen icon Contains or May Contain Fish
Milk allergen icon Contains or May Contain Milk
Peanuts allergen icon Contains or May Contain Peanuts
Sesame allergen icon Contains or May Contain Sesame
Shellfish allergen icon Contains or May Contain Shellfish
Tree nuts allergen icon Contains or May Contain Tree Nuts
Wheat allergen icon Contains or May Contain Wheat
Gluten allergen icon Contains or May Contain Gluten

Meal Preference Icons

ICON DESCRIPTION
Gluten-free preference icon Gluten-free
No gluten ingredients preference icon No Gluten Ingredients
Vegan preference icon Vegan
no animal-based products including dairy, eggs, and honey
Vegetarian preference icon Vegetarian
eggs, dairy, and honey are allowed but no other animal-based products
Nebraska. Local. icon Nebraska. Local.
Halal preference icon Halal
Ellyn McCarter
Ellyn McCarter
Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Manager
emccarter2@unl.edu
(402) 472-6882

For more details on what these icons and descriptions mean, visit NetNutrition®.

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 a menu.unl.edu.

Items on the salad bar