Nutrition & Wellness

COVID-19 Information

As K’s campus hospitality provider, we want you to feel confident and assured that we are taking every possible precaution to do our part in minimizing the spread of any virus and to keep our Hornets safe.

Our COVID-19 Task Force has researched and continues to dig into the most recent information, advice and direction from top authorities including the Center of Disease Control, National Restaurant Association, and State of Michigan Executive Orders.

View A Summary Of Our Plan

We are passionate about food and we believe in wholesome, nutritious ingredients. That is why we are committed to using items that are healthier for both our bodies and the planet.

How We Do This:

  • Featuring seasonal and regionally available ingredients in our menus
  • Sourcing from on-site gardens, local farmers and small producers, and participating in year round community supported agriculture(CSA) programs
  • Serving sensible portions of animal proteins
  • Offering a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options
  • Purchasing sustainable seafood, that follows the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program recommendations

  • Minimizing the use of MSG and products that contain MSG
  • Sourcing non-growth hormone-added local milk as well as offering soy and almond milk
  • Offering a variety of whole grain breads, pastas, rice and cereals
  • Using trans-fat free oils-including non-GMO soy oils that are produced in a “green” facility
  • Offering USDA Organic, Shade Grown, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance coffees & teas
  • Accommodating nutritional & dietary requests

Food Allergies & Special Diets

Please contact the food service director Estelle Bean at estelle.bean@kzoo.edu to discuss any special dietary needs. We will do our best to meet your needs if you have a food allergy, but we do ask that you be your own advocate.

If You Have Allergies:

1. Pay Attention To Entree Names:

Dishes made with common allergens often have the allergen mentioned in the entree name.

2. Get To Know The Chefs:

Simple conversations with a chef in your daily visit to the dining halls can make your dining experience a lot easier. A chef can go over ingredients used in recipes and explain how the meal was prepared.

3. Read Labels & Be Familiar with our Allergy Icons:

Our chefs and managers will be happy to tour the kitchen with you, so you can view labels of the foods you’ll be eating. We also recommend you become very familiar with our allergy icons. These allergy icons are used for all of our prepared food, to tell you what allergens each dish contains.

4. When In Doubt:

If there is ever a question about an item, we recommend you avoid eating it.

Allergy Icons

Round green circle with soy bean pod in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen soy
Contains Soy
Round sky blue circle with a carton of milk and a block of cheese in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen milk
Contains Milk
Round Yellow circle with two eggs in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen eggs
Contains Eggs
Round brown circle, with three wheat stalks in the middle, signaling the meal contains wheat
Contains Wheat
Round dark brown circle with shelled tree nut in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen tree nuts
Contains Tree Nuts
Round purple circle with a shelled peanut in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen peanuts
Contains Peanuts
Round red circle with lobster claw in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen shellfish
Contains Shellfish
Round Blue circle with a fish in the middle, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen fish
Contains Fish