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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
College of William and Mary
Jan 29, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
The food is not the best but they mark everything that is gluten free, gluten free. Not very many options though
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?
["Not Very: Usually can't tell if I have gluten"]
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?
Somewhat 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 make a better quality of food, choose different meals. My school would not be likely to be open to these suggestions
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
The biggest challenge isn’t having good quality food. I have a car so i can easily get food elsewhere when the dining hall isn’t sufficient.
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
Be careful and use your instincts, ask questions when unsure and reals the labels
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
I had unlimited freshman year and downgraded to 50 melals for sophomore but went up to 100 for the past two semesters
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
The town is great about gluten free, dorms don’t have any food elements but buy snacks
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Do your research and email the nutritionist for a tour of options
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Bring your own alcohol, know what is safe. Don’t use kegs hard cider is a great alternative
Any other advice or comments?
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