Do you have food allergies or intolerances? Our chefs have you covered. True Balance is a station located in our residential dining halls on both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Our dining team prepares menu items from ingredients without most common food allergens. Here you'll find delicious dishes made without the top 9 most common food allergens - egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, soy, wheat/gluten, and sesame.*
To see our daily menu offerings at this station, full nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information, visit our Locations & Menus page.
*Aramark relies on our vendors' allergy warnings and ingredient listings. Because we operate a commercial kitchen where ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions, and cross-contact with allergens is possible, Aramark cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of allergens.
Most importantly, we want our guests to feel comfortable and confident with their food options. Our team is well educated on precautions for preventing cross contamination and on the importance of following standardized recipes. However, if there is absolutely anything that you are unsure of, JUST ASK! Our trained and knowledgeable team will be more than willing to answer any of your dietary questions, address concerns, and accommodate requests for students who have allergies. Please reach out to any of our dining location managers, chefs, and campus dietitian- contact information on our Contact Us page.
Guide to Managing Allergens on Campus - Rose Hill (pending update with Sesame as top allergen)
Guide to Managing Allergens on Campus - Lincoln Center (pending update with Sesame as top allergen)
As always, please alert dining staff of your food allergies and dietary restrictions. If you have specific dietary restrictions/needs, we encourage you to set up a consultation with our dietitian to go over the dining options in each of our locations.
Fordham's Campus Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Susana Debbe, MS, MPH, RDN, CDN
Susana is the new Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Fordham University, joining the Fordham community in 2022. She is excited to embark on this new journey with Fordham’s students, staff, and faculty.
Susana provides complimentary nutrition therapy counseling at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses as well as virtually. You can find her at different Health & Wellness Pop-ups throughout the school year promoting nutrition education on overall well-being. She also helps our students with dietary needs (allergies, intolerances, preferences, and religious restrictions), answering dietary related questions, and connecting students to our culinary team. Susana is looking forward to joining the Rams and hopes to aid in implementing nutritional strategies for Fordham’s dining programs.
SUSANA’S NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY:
Susana is passionate about helping students improve their relationships with food and their bodies. She practices a weight neutral, “non-diet” approach to counseling and recognizes optimal wellness as multifaceted with mind, body, and spirit. She believes you can enjoy all the foods you love without elimination. She focuses on self-motivation to empower you to make lifestyle choices/changes that are sustainable and encouraging.
Previously, Susana practiced as a Clinical Dietitian at Advent Health Daytona Beach in Florida. She oversaw the nutrition care of patients with various medical conditions. She performed comprehensive nutrition assessments including malnutrition evaluations, calculated individual nutrient and energy requirements for optimal recovery outcomes, and managed patients’ non-oral nutrition regimens (tube feedings and IV nutrition). She additionally assisted the hospital foodservice team to ensure patients’ nutrition aligned with their goals of care.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
Susana completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from New York University in New York, NY. She achieved dual graduate degrees from Tufts University in Boston, MA: a Master’s in Public Health concentrating on Nutrition Interventions, Behavioral Change & Health Communications, and a Master of Science in Nutritional Epidemiology. She completed her certificate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Simmons College in Boston, MA.
Prior to sitting for the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) board exam, she completed her Dietetic Internship at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.
As an active member of the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, Susana strives to remain up to date with evidence-based research and actively completes continuing education to stay current in the ever-evolving science of nutrition.
Specializations and Advance Certifications to better serve the Fordham community:
- Eating Disorders
- Dietary management of IBS using Low FODMAP diet, training through Monash University
- AllerTrain Certified and AllerTrainer Certified
- NYC Food Protection (in progress)
- ServSafe Manager Certification (in-progress)
A Long Island native from a small beach town out east, Susana enjoys spending time at Long Island's Wine Country- especially where she spent 3 years as a Senior Wine Educator for a sustainable winery and vineyard that exclusively produces sparkling wine using the Méthode Champenoise. Wherever there are fish tacos, mangoes and/or sparkling wine, you will find her there with a beaming smile.
CONTACT INFORMATION & COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS:
For Nutrition Counseling Sessions book an appointment below:
Nutrition Counseling Booking Calendar
For Allergies/Intolerances/Dietary Needs Inquiries:
Set up a time to discuss dietary related restrictions/needs to better navigate dining locations email: email@example.com