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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Feb 25, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
They have gluten free options always, there just isn’t a lot of variety
Costco saves tons of $, i always call restaurants but most aren’t super aware of celiac and I don’t normally trust them. In town is better tho.
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
Yes, it was required in order to have access to th gluten free options.
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
Not that I was aware of.
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
Mire gluten free options
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Going to the dining hall and seeing everyone else eat various delicious looking entrees and going to the gluten free warmer and pulling out a roasted chicken thigh.
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Yes! I would not have stayed if I hadn’t been able to move to the dorms with kitchens or off campus.
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
There is only one, but they are about to rebuild it.
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
First two semesters I had a meal plan—they had gluten free options but it was usually the same thing everyday (chicken). It never got me sick, but I felt like I was throwing money away. Meal plans were required if you lived in certain dorms, so I moved off campus and no longer have a meal plan.
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Nobody delivers, Foodland is pricey. Amazon prime and Costco!
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Get subscribe and save pantry items on Amazon to save you the hassle (pasta, etc)
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Not a problem here
Any other advice or comments?
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