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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Connecticut State Community College
Jan 31, 2023
Survey 1 of 1
Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Wheat Allergy
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
Got cross contaminated once and havent eaten there again, but they have gluten free bread
Stop&shop, shoprite, la stella
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)
Gluten free/celiac, no epi pen
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
Was too scared to self advocate, cross contaminated mayo, threw up in bathroom, got sent home
Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe
Yes, if i get sick the absence is excused
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 have there be a variety of allergen friendly options
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Not being able to get much at the cafeteria and i just bring my food
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?
Theres only one cafeteria and i like the yogurt bar
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
I don’t really have one because its a community college
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Dont have a dorm
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Try to self advocate
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
I havent found my way into the party scene
Any other advice or comments?
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