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Nutrition & Special Diets


Cornell Dining is proud to offer healthy and mouth-watering dining options in all of our eateries, from salad bars, sushi, and fresh local foods to our Freshtake Grab-n-Go commissary items.  We are committed to providing you with the nutritional information and choices you need for a healthy lifestyle.

Look for the Eating Well apple on our menus to easily spot options that are:

  • 100% whole grain 
  • 100% trans fat-free
  • made with only fresh ingredients
  • lower in fat, sugar, and salt content

Cornell Dining's on-staff nutritionist

Cornell Dining makes every effort to work with you if you suffer from a food allergy or sensitivity, or have a special dietary request or preference. Managers and Chefs have had advanced training in many types of dietary restrictions, and we try to offer a variety of options to suit all needs. 

Michele Lefebvre is our on-staff Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. Michele trains our staff about food allergies and works individually with students, parents, faculty, and staff who have special dietary requirements or food allergies, or are just interested in learning how to make healthier dining choices. You can reach Michele at 607-254-2389 or

Check our nutrition information online

Keeping an eye on your sodium intake? Curious about carbs? Cornell Dining now has detailed nutrition information online for several of our cafés. You can check allergens, look for vegetarian or vegan options, view the nutrition info for a single item, or build a meal and see the totals. Check Cornell Dining's NetNutrition page today!

For existing or incoming students: If you are an incoming or existing student with food allergies or food intolerance, or require special meals, please contact the Student Disability Services office

For general information about Dining on campus, please contact Cornell Dining.

If you or your child will be eating here during the summer, please contact your Conference Services liaison.

Gannett's Cornell Healthy Eating Program

Undergraduate students are invited to take advantage of Gannett's Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP) for additional individualized nutrition counseling, and for assistance and support when struggling with an eating problem.  You may reach a CHEP counselor at (607) 255-5155.



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