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Specialty Pantry | Food Allergies  |  Get Well Meals  |  Tobacco Policy  |  Cold & Flu  |  Eating Disorders

Specialty Pantry

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available across campus. 

Below are food symbols that help identify certain food related labels. Click each icon for more info.


Items produced in accordance with Fair Trade offer better trading conditions to, and secures the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.


Contains no gluten.
People who have celiac disease are unable to eat gluten.


Contains ingredients purchased from a local company or farm.


Contains 3 grams of fat, or less, for every 100 calories,
and 500 calories, or less, per serving.


Contains 70-94%
organic ingredients.

Tu Mercado has a wide array of organic foods and products


Contains no peanuts
or tree nuts.

Bert's Bistro is a nut-free
dining facility


Made from recycled materials and can be recycled.

All dining paper goods (napkins, to go containers, etc.) are made from recycled content.


Contains no ingredients from animal or dairy products.


Contains no meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, or products derived from these sources.


Food Allergies

Do you have a food allergy? If you need help identifying appropriate foods for your diet, Dining Services can help. Please contact the Director of Dining Services to set up a meeting; Carol Norman (619) 260-8880, or norman@sandiego.eduBert's Bistro is a nut-free dining facility.

Get Well Meals

If you are ill, or injured, and unable to make it to one of the campus dining locations, you may be able to get food to go from Pavilion Dining (SLP).

First, you will need to contact the USD Health Center at x4595. They will either recommend you see them for an office visit, or will contact Residential Life. A  meal voucher will then be completed for you that can be turned in at the Pavilion Dining Room for a ‘get well’ to-go box of food. With the voucher, a roommate, friend, or Residential Life staff person, may pick up the food for you.

For more information, please contact:

  • Health Center x4595
  • Residential Life x7656
  • Pavilion Dining x4262

Tobacco Policy

no smokingAs of August 18, 2015 USD will be a smoke-free campus. USD's current tobacco policy extends smoke-free areas beyond 20 feet from doorways and any other openings to buildings as well as outdoor dining areas, stadiums, and fleet vehicles licensed by the University. For the complete policy, visit the Human Resources website and download the USD Policies and Procedures manual.

Know the dangers of smoking: National Cancer Institute

Quit smoking: Tobacco Free CA and Quit Smoking Community

Cold & Flu

Visit the Health Center online.pyramid

Do You Know How To Eat Smart?

The USDA has released new nutritional guidelines, for the first time in over a decade. Check out their new website ChooseMyPlate.gov for healthy food planning tips and information. Try the Supertracker to keep track of exercise, weight and diet.

Eating Disorders

yogaIf you would like to speak with someone anonymously about a health concern, or eating disorder, for yourself or a friend, you may contact the USD Counseling Center at x4655 on campus, or (619) 260-4655, 24 hours a day. If you prefer to see someone in person you may call for an appointment, or stop in and you will receive confidential assistance.

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