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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Brandeis University



Survey Date:

May 9, 2023

Survey 1 of 2




Gluten Intolerance, Wheat Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Not that many options in the dining hall and lots of things are closed over the weekend and there’s lots of contamination places

It’s okay some options

Details About this Student's Food Restrictions

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

Less than 1

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)

I’m sensitive to gluten contamination and the reaction is immediate and I have ibs

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Mostly not 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

Yes there’s a nutritionist and gluten free options but not always safe elsewhere

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

I would make the marking and labels more accurate and readable, and make more gluten free options

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

Getting a balanced diet and having good gluten free options

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Yes I wanted a kitchen to make my own meals. Get a kitchen

Dining Halls:

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

Check labels and you’ll get to know what’s safe and what’s not

Meal Plans:

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

Get 12 meal plan with points


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

Get lots of snacks as you will need them

Getting Started:

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

Get snacks


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Get them often! Go out when you can but not too much


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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