bowl of fresh raw vegetables


Nutrition is important to college students. When students are well nourished, they learn and perform better, and they feel better, too. Student Housing and Dining Services provides a robust nutrition support program for our residents. In a nutshell, we serve delicious, nutritious food that meets a variety of dietary requirements, allows for customizing your dining experience, and informs and educates students about nutrition, food allergies and more.

What to Do in an Emergency

If you experience an emergency allergic reaction in a DC, call 911 or notify a staff member right away, and they will contact emergency services for you.

While our staff takes every precaution to prevent cross-contact and ensure accurate food labeling, it's best to be prepared for any situation that may come your way. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation will ensure your safety. Please note that we do not carry epinephrine in our operations. It is highly recommended that students with epinephrine or other allergy medication keep this medication on them at all times, regardless of where they dine, and ensure that their medication has not expired. Our Dining staff may help a student access their emergency medication (i.e. from a personal bag or backpack), but are not permitted to administer said medication. In the event of an emergency, our staff will call 911.

How to Report an Incident

To report any adverse reactions to food consumed in our DC's, please contact our Dining Services Safety Specialist via email at Provide your name, phone number, a convenient time to reach you via phone call, and any details about the incident you wish to disclose. The Safety Specialist will follow up with you via phone call to gather and verify further details about the incident. An investigation will then be initiated in the operation to ensure corrective actions are taken to protect the safety of our patrons.

Interested in Joining Our Team?

Our Nutrition Student Coordinators are enthusiastic community leaders with a passion for all things food and nutrition. Becoming a part of our team is a great way to learn more about nutrition, make friends, and gain skills in nutrition education. Fill out this interest form to be the first to know when positions are open.

UC Davis Dining Services offers hands-on experience for dietetic interns seeking to complete their program’s foodservice management requirements. Learn more about getting hands-on experience as a dietetic intern with Student Housing and Dining Services.