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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Appalachian State University


North Carolina

Survey Date:

Feb 3, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease, Shellfish Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Food is ‘cafeteria food” so not so tasty

Lots of local places that have gluten free options

Details About this Student's Food Restrictions

How many years ago were you diagnosed with food allergies or celiac disease?


If you indicated celiac or gluten intolerance, how sensitive are you to gluten?

Very: React to small amounts

Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)

No epi pen, but intestinal and chest pains

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?

Mostly what I expected

Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?


If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe

No , but had meeting with chef

Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe

Yes, very willing to meet to discuss, they also have grab and go items

If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?

Time frame for food to be completed, I’m not sure

Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it

Again time to prepare safely

Advice for Incoming Students:


Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions?  Any dorm recommendations

No as long as they had options and a kitchen in our dorm I knew id be prepared

Dining Halls:

Any advice for managing dining halls?  Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?

Be ok with speaking up, asking for safe options to those who ARE there to help

Meal Plans:

Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions? 

First year mandatory. After that apartment style with kitchens have own pans or talk with disabilities to
have things put in place for you.. micro fridge etc. accessible to safe areas


Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver? 

Door dash , Chick-fil-A on campus, local places with gf options such as pizza, wings etc..

Getting Started:

What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?

Meet with the chef tour the kitchens and dining options, visit local places to eat, use


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Be up front and honest , bring along your own or work out a place good for all


Any other advice or comments?

Don’t let Celiac or intolerance make your decision, also there are A LOT of others in your shoes and you could even end up rooming with a friend that shares your struggles:)

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