Allergen Safe Dining at Mines Market
Mines Dining Services provides a variety of menu options for students who have food allergies, food intolerances, and/or other special dietary needs. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is available to meet and discuss dining options, accommodations, and resources on campus
Simple Servings at Mines Market
The Simple Servings Station provides safe and appetizing food choices for our students with food allergies or food intolerances and those who prefer plain and simple foods. The Simple Servings Station does not contain foods made with the FDA's most common allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, or shellfish. All foods offered are made without gluten-containing ingredients. The typical menu includes meat (i.e., chicken, fish) vegetables (i.e., broccoli, carrots), whole grains (i.e., brown rice, quinoa), and bean/lentil (garbanzo beans, black beluga lentils) at lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends.
Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils, and preparation areas minimize the chances of allergens in our Simple Servings foods.
While the Simple Servings Station is designed to allow students an easy way to avoid common allergens, our chefs and dietitians still want to meet all of our customers with special dietary needs. Knowing about customer preferences and limitations, allows us to plan our menu to best meet everyone's needs and allows for individualized meal planning when necessary.
Special Accommodations for Allergy-Friendly Meals
For those with severe and complex allergies, separately prepared meals are available. Please contact Gina Vega RDN to best determine how Mines Dining can meet your dietary needs.
Contact our District Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Gina Vega, RDN
Office Phone: 303.596.7086
Food Preference Survey
If you have food allergies, intolerances or a modified diet, please complete our food preference survey here. Our District Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Gina Vega, will then connect with you so that you can learn how to best navigate campus dining. We’re pleased to meet your individual dietary needs!
We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs. We can accommodate special dietary needs (i.e., gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free) at Mines Market - our Resident Dining Hall. Please contact Gina to set up a meeting and/or learn more about our services.
A team approach led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year free of allergic reactions. We want to meet one-on-one with all of our customers who have individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please contact Gina Vega. For scheduling purposes, please click on this link: https://calendly.com/co-dietitian
Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature! We are committed to creating healthy environments for our customers. Central to this effort is providing healthy, nutritious foods. The result of this initiative is an approach that focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions and clarity in message so that you can make Mindful choices!
Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10 % of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol. Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.
Menu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, or any meat products such as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians and may include eggs and/or dairy products.
Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.