Simple Servings

New resident dining option for students with food allergies

College is complicated enough; enjoying a meal at the resident dining hall shouldn't be. But choosing meals can present undue anxieties for the growing number of student who are arriving on college campuses with food allergies that can be dangerous - even fatal. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis.
Simple Servings is Sodexo's solution to proactively address most of the ingredients that account for 90% of all food-allergy reactions: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. The 8th FDA specified allergen, fin fish, is included in the offer. Simple Servings also recognizes the current skyrocketing demand for gluten-free foods, which certain students may require out of medical necessity (celiac disease) or simply by choice. Simple Servings also appeals to students who prefer plain and simple foods and those with other health-related dietary concerns, such as Type I diabetes.
With Simple Servings, students can comply with food allergy or other dietary concerns without feeling singled out. They won't have to go off campus for their meals or miss out on dining with their friends while waiting for the chef to specially prepare their meals. All foods offered at the Simple Serving station are naturally free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. Straightforward preparation techniques assure transparency of ingredients, and help students prepare to be responsible for their own shopping and cooking in the future. The lunch and dinner menu change daily and include varied protein options: fish beef, pork, chicken and turkey. All side dishes are vegan, containing no milk, eggs, or meat products.


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Markley's Credit Card Statement

October 29, 2018

Winthrop Dining is happy to serve the University’s campus community. At the start of our dining contract, a process error occurred that needs immediate course correction. As a result, any patrons that dined at Markley’s using their credit card or debit card on August 1- October 18 will receive a charge for the exact amount for any purchases made at that time, subsequently, a full refund will be issued. No new charges will be incurred.

As a Markley’s customer, if you incurred an overdraft charge as a result of this situation, you will be reimbursed for fees incurred. If you have been affected in this way, please contact our main office at (803) 323-2119.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Bryan Harriss

Sodexo General Manager