Food Allergies and Special Diets

Our food service department provides a large variety of foods at each meal for trainees. There is a vegetarian line, an entrée line, a sides bar, a large salad bar, and dessert/fruit selections. All of these food items are self-serve in a cafeteria style. Please follow the link below to see our food choices in depth. Camp Dining

If your child has a life threatening allergy associated with food, it is required that you consult with our on-site nutritionist prior to attending camp. The contact information for the nutritionist is as follows:    Email:      Telephone: 256.721.7174.   

We cannot guarantee that any of our manufacturer-purchased products or products introduced by customers are free from allergens (including dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, wheat and others). Our nutritionist reviews all labels and menu ingredients and accommodates for camper allergies in the preparation of meals. 

Nuts and nut-containing items are NOT allowed in any Space Camp trainee area or the Space Camp Crew Galley (dining area). Any nut products brought in by Space Camp customers will be confiscated and disposed of immediately without reimbursement. All trainees, chaperones and groups must remove all nuts and nut products prior to entering campus. However, we cannot guarantee that we are a nut-free campus, because the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum guests are not restricted from bringing in snacks/food items that may contain nuts.  

The Space Camp trainee will pick up his/her meal in the special diet area; however the trainee is not restricted from independently taking a food item from the self-serve section of the cafeteria. Trainees are responsible for understanding their food allergy and to obtain only those foods that are safe for them. 

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