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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Bennington College



Survey Date:

Feb 1, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


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


Dining Halls:

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

I would say

Meal Plans:

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.

Getting Started:

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?


Meal Plans:

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