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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

College of Idaho



Survey Date:

Mar 12, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Gluten Intolerance, Wheat Allergy, Other

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

They label everything w my allergens and so not allow latex gloves or balloons.

Many safe options

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)

Primary allergy is corn and corn pollen - anaphylaxis. Also allergic to latex and latex-cross fruits (banana, avocado). Gluten intolerant.

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Totally yes, was 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. My mom and I met w disability offices before final decision. I changed choice of college because of how willing my college was to accommodate me.

Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe

Cafeteria manager meets w each food allergic student.

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


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

Only me not taking risks

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?

All good

Meal Plans:

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

I get largest meal plan as I eat a lot. Food is very good.


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

Yum Earth and peanut butter. Mom sends homemade granola and gluten-free cookies.

Getting Started:

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

Schedule meeting w food service manager and disability office.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

REALLY hard to avoid latex balloons. I hate asking people to not use.


Any other advice or comments?

Remember people w food allergy are high risk for developing a latex allergy.

Meal Plans:

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