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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Brigham Young University - Hawaii



Survey Date:

Feb 25, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


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.

Dining Halls:

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

There is only one, but they are about to rebuild it.

Meal Plans:

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!

Getting Started:

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?


Meal Plans:

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