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

How We Do This:

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.

  • 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 and teas
  • Accommodating nutritional and dietary requests

Food Allergies and Special Diets

Please contact the food service director Ross Keller at 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 and 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

Black icon symbol three wheat stalks, signaling the meal contains wheat
Contains Wheat
Black outline of a carton of milk and a block of cheese, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen milk
Contains Milk
Black outline of two eggs, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen eggs
Contains Eggs
Black and white soy bean pod, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen soy
Contains Soy
A black outline of a shelled peanut, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen peanuts
Contains Peanuts
A black shelled tree nut, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen tree nuts
Contains Tree Nuts
A solid black lobster claw, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen shellfish
Contains Shellfish
A solid black fish, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen fish
Contains Fish
Three black outlined sesame seeds, to signal a specific meal contains the allergen sesame
Contains Sesame