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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Cornell University


New York

Survey Date:

Jun 20, 2023

Survey 1 of 8




Gluten Intolerance, Wheat Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Gluten free dining hall available, and gluten free pasta station in non gluten free dining hall, generally have good gluten free options.

Most of the restaurants in Ithaca have gluten free 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?

Very: React to small amounts

Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)

I have gluten intolerance so I react to small amounts. My symptoms are not life threatening so I usually feel fine if I eat a small amount on accident. My symptoms r generally eczema and digestion issues. Cross contamination is usually ok for me, and I don’t react to soy sauce since it’s fermented. I don’t need 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

Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe

No, not my gluten allergy since I usually can find options and don’t need my meals pre-prepared.

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

Yes. The gluten free dining hall is entirely safe.

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

I’d want there to be gluten free desserts at every dining hall, and gluten free pancakes offered at breakfast. Also pizza. More options like that would be great.

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

Finding options at some of the other dining halls.

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?

Risley is the gluten free dining hall (also nut free and vegan). Morrison has a gluten free pasta station with made to order pasta. Most of the others will have gluten free options daily but will not have it specially made gluten free, that would likely need to be upon request for safety concerns.

Meal Plans:

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

Mandatory unlimited meal plan freshman year. Optional after that (U can choose the type)


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

There’s a lot of 7/11s and small convenient stores+grills on campus where u can find gluten free snacks. There’s a Thai restaurant I often get food delivered from.

Getting Started:

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

Let the school know about your allergy and needs.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Choose places with gluten free options/dedicated gf facility.


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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