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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Bard College


New York

Survey Date:

Dec 28, 2022

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Multiple cross contamination issues, but generally lots of options

Lots of great restaurants if you have the money

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)

Celiac symptoms, loose stool, many bowel movements, headache, dehydration, inability to concentrate

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Somewhat what I expected

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


If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

School was apologetic but happened multiple times, was able to get off the meal plan

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


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


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

It needs a full top to bottom redo

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

I got off the meal plan and will be making my own food now

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Yes some forms have kitchens and others do not also I needed to be sure I had access to a bathroom (bathroom to student ratios differ)

Dining Halls:

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

Kline is better than DTR

Meal Plans:

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

The only eating options are at one dining hall or a small cafe style sandwich place


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

I don’t know

Getting Started:

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

Compare dining options more seriously, I’m very happy with my school choice, but life is definitely more challenging for me (in terms of eating)than for other students


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

There isn’t much of a party scene, do your research on what alcohol you can and can’t drink, eat before, maybe bring a snack


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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