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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Feb 1, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
There is a gluten free option available for every meal and gluten free materials for students to make their own food as well.
Madison Brewing Company, and Hannafords
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?
["Moderate: React sometimes"]
Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)
Completed original celiac survey which did not ask about other food allergies
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
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?
I would probably keep everything the same.
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
I don't typically have celiac challenges at school.
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
I would say
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Bennington College requires a 19 meal/week plan for every student that lives in on campus housing.
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Dominos has a very good gluten free pizza option which will deliver until late into the night. Other than that stocking up on gluten free snacks and protein bars is always a plus.
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
SNACKS! I would say this goes for non-celiac kids as well. A meal plan will give you x number of meals a day but if you get hungry in between meals you'll need something to munch on to get you through.
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Most college parties/get togethers will not offer a gluten free beer option, so if you're truly wedded to the idea of drinking that might be something that you should look into purchasing on your own.
Any other advice or comments?
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