Meet the Dietitian

Donna Duffy, RD is available for complimentary consultations on topics such as:

  • Food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, or other special dietary needs 
  • Eating healthy on campus
  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition 
  • Weight management 
  • Campus Presentations
For an overview of our Nutritional Services program, click here.

You can find our monthly nutrition newsletter here.

Donna Duffy, MS RDN CDN
Phone: (518) 437-3670
Fax: (518) 935-9268

Simple Servings and Gluten Free Friendly Dining Options

If you have food allergies, celiac or non-celiac gluten intolerance (or have friends that do), Simple Servings is for you! Simple Servings' plain and simple wellness-promoting foods also appeal to guests who are focused on ingredients and/or portion sizes for weight control, blood sugar control or other health reasons. All foods served at Simple Servings are prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain the following food allergens:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Shellfish
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
Please note that foods prepared for Simple Servings do not contain gluten. Foods are prepared in a facility which uses these ingredients in the production of other dishes. Although we take measures to ensure against this, the possibility of cross contact does exist.
Indigenous and State Quad dining rooms both feature gluten-free friendly stations including gluten-free breads, cereals, and more. Both dining rooms also feature a gluten-free friendly salad bar. 

Special Diet Accommodations and Allergen Information

Before placing your order, please inform a dining staff member if you or a person in your party has a food allergy. If you have dietary questions, please ask to speak directly with a manager. Retail dining allergen information can be found HERE.

Follow the steps below to assure your dietary needs are effectively met while dining on campus: 

1. Provide a signed diagnosis and prescription plan from your licensed healthcare.
2. Schedule a meeting with UAlbany Dining’s dietitian ( or 518-437-3670) to develop a written plan that meets your dietary needs. 

Halal Options: Halal locations in retail include: Halal Shack, Baba's Pizza, Jamal's Chicken, and 518 Market. (Note: meal plan students should use Munch Money, Podium or credit card for 518 Market items since there is no discount when using Discount Dollars).

Kosher Options: Frozen Kosher meals can be purchased from 518 Market at the Campus Center (Note: meal plan students should use Munch Money, Podium or credit card for 518 Market items since there is no discount when using Discount Dollars).

In the event that you have a meal plan and the UAlbany Dining Dietitian cannot meet your dietary needs, please follow the policies/procedures for a meal plan refund. If you have any further questions and/or are unsatisfied with the results of the process, please contact the UAS Associate Executive Director of Operations at 518-442-7525.