USF Dining is here to accommodate your dietary needs. All of our dining halls, Champion's Choice, Fresh Food Company, and Juniper Dining were designed to provide a variety of options to meet students' needs. 

USF Dining has initiated a Nutrition and Wellness Program in order to provide students with a variety of options while focusing on those with dietary restrictions. This program is based on our relationship with the guest and the food we provide. We successfully accommodate numerous dietary needs. These include, but are not limited to individuals with Celiac disease (Gluten free), Diabetes, Crohns Disease, lactose intolerant, vegetarian or vegan, egg and milk only intolerance's, nut allergies, and other dietary needs based on religious practices.  

We take food allergies and sensitivities very seriously. Please ask our servers to change their gloves and use clean utensils, cutting boards, cookware etc. if you have any questions or concerns about cross-contamination with food products or ingredients in any dish. Our dietitian, executive chef, and management are more than happy to meet with you regarding your specific dietary needs.

                                     Please call or email our USF Dining dietitian, Christina Berry, at (813) 974-1064                                       to schedule an appointment 

Halal information coming soon

for current Halal offerings at Juniper Dining, click here

Gluten And Your Health

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by gluten.Gluten, which contains the protein gliadin, is found in wheat, rye, and barley.Individuals with Celiac disease or gluten intolerances should avoid foods that contain gluten. Step one in managing the gluten-free diet is to under standwhich foods contains wheat, rye, and barley so they can be eliminated from the diet, and intestinal healing can begin. It may seem overwhelming at first as many foods contain gluten. However, there are a variety of foods that are naturally gluten-free.

USF Dining provides a wide variety of available options for students with Celiac Disease and gluten allergies. Every dining hall has gluten free breads, pastas, cereals, pizza,and desserts available daily. 

The USF Dining team has created a brand new allergen-friendly "Peace of Mind” station where guests are able to create their own meat free, nut-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free entrée. Guests line up to fill their bowl with the healthiest ingredients! With fresh, seasonal Florida produce, gluten-free grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, or rice noodles, and their favorite vegan protein, there is always a healthy and delicious option to choose. The guest’s creation is sautéed in front of them by the Station Chef in their choice of olive oil or a bold, homemade gluten-free and dairy-free sauce that changes daily. The station is for everyone! Anyone who likes to customize their own meal, guests who like healthy options and allergy-sensitive customers. 

Learn How USF Dining Makes Following a

 Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Easy!

USF Dining offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Vegetarian and vegan proteins, fresh produce and much more are offered daily at each residential dining hall and retail location. 


Well planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of life. The American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association recommend eating plant-based foods to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Research shows that vegetarians are at a lower risk for obesity, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, and some types of cancers. Vegetarian choices are rich in nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, potassium, folate, and antioxidants making them a healthy addition to your diet. 

Generally, vegetarians eat mostly plant-based foods and avoid animal products such as meat, poultry, and fish. There are many classes of vegetarians with varying eating patterns: Lacto-ovo-vegetarians include dairy products and eggs, Lacto-vegetarians include only dairy products, while Pescatarians include fish and other seafood.


Vegan diets are devoid of all animal products, not only meat and fish but also eggs, dairy products and all other animal derived substances, such as honey. It consists  mainly or exclusively of uncooked and unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains and bean s .