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Food Allergies and Special Needs – MyZone

My Zone

Know the food allergy basics - the most common food allergens are:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts (almonds, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, etc.)
  • Fish
  • Crustacean Shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp)
  • Wheat
  • Soybeans
  • Eggs
  • Milk

Understanding the challenges with today’s diverse dining needs has spurred an initiative by Nichols College Dining Services. We have been aware that there are special dietary needs for a growing number of select students every year. Knowing these specific needs, we have developed a program called My Zone which offers fresh and frozen meals, sides and desserts as well as dry grocery items, beverages, snacks and more. Located and maintained at the Lombard Dining Hall, My Zone provides quality specialty foods in a resident dining setting and eliminates the worries of our diners with specific allergy or ethnic necessities.

To learn more, visit My Zone in the Lombard Dining Hall or contact our General Manager, David Hebert at

Meet the Campus Dietitian

Debbie Turner MS, RD, CSSD a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, is available to meet with you to discuss your food and nutritional needs.  She helps students with choosing healthy meals and snacks with fast facts, nutritional information, and offers Mindful and MyPlate advice. Debbie works closely with chefs, dining managers, and athletic departments to offer nutritional solutions to meet the needs of their students.

Debbie incorporates science based nutrition evidence into a realistic eating pattern college students can integrate into their busy schedules in order to obtain and maintain optimal performance both in class and extra activities outside of class. Please reach out to Debbie with any questions you may have to start working toward a healthier school year and beyond. 


Debbie can be reached at Deborah.Turner@Sodexo.comDebbie Turner

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