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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

College of William and Mary



Survey Date:

Jan 29, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


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

Yes, nutritionist

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


Dining Halls:

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

Meal Plans:

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

Getting Started:

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?


Meal Plans:

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