Penn. university adds Simple Servings allergy station to dining hall

Lehigh University's allergy stations provide meal options without gluten, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish or wheat.

Nov. 25—For students like Gregory Yannes, finding a decent meal is at your own risk.

Yannes is an 18-year-old freshman at Lehigh University. His allergies make a typical college dining hall a minefield of decisions.

Lehigh University introduced a new station this fall for students like Yannes at their Rathbone Student Restaurant.

Simple Servings is a station that provides meals without gluten, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish or wheat – the eight most common allergens, according to Sodexo, which runs the university’s dining services.