Food Allergies and Special Diets

Our nutrition department provides a wide variety of food choices at each meal for trainees. A large salad bar, full vegetarian line, a choice of entrées and sides are complemented by desserts and 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. Our nutrition department provides a wide variety of food choices at each meal for trainees. A large salad bar, full vegetarian line, a choice of entrées and sides are complemented by desserts and 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 physician-diagnosed life-threatening allergy associated with food, it is required that you consult with our on-site nutritionist prior to attending camp. If another special diet is required, please feel free to consult with our nutritionist. An additional fee may apply. To contact the nutritionist:

Email: alisonc@spacecamp.com      Telephone: 256.721.7174.   

Our nutritionist reviews all labels and menu ingredients and accommodates for camper allergies in the preparation of meals. 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).

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.  

If after consulting with our nutritionist, it is determined that special meals are required, the trainee will pick his/her meal up in the “Special Diet” area. However, please note that 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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