Food Services/Meal Plan Accommodations

Appalachian State University will consider reasonable food services/meal plan accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with respect to sufficient documentation meeting university guidelines and addressing the impact of the disability. Reasonable accommodations are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal access to programs, services and activities.


Appalachian Food Services has developed numerous online resources for students to help navigate the choices at the dining concepts including Nutritional Resources, page and the Gluten Free page. 

Upon review of the above resources if an accommodation is still being sought individuals need to complete the Requesting Accommodation procedure.

Appalachian State University cannot entertain dietary accommodation requests that are based on food preference, the desire to prepare one’s own meals, or perceived food intolerances that cannot be medically verified and rise to the level of a disability. Appalachian Food Services provides a broad selection of high quality, healthy, well prepared foods at our dining concepts, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. We can accommodate many individualized dietary needs within the standard meal plans.