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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park

New York

Survey Date:

Apr 26, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Peanut Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given



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?

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

I have a very severe allergy to peanuts, cashews, and pistachios. If I eat it, I will have an reaction and I won’t have a reaction when I smell it but it does make me feel a little queasy.

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

Yes, there is a allergen plan where I get more points per class week.

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

Yes, every station has a allergen checklist where it says what food items are in the food.

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

I would change the location on where they have nut items so I could eat at the station next to it.

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

Being able to go out to eat, especially go to chinese or japanese restaurants which I cannot have.

Advice for Incoming Students:


Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions?  Any dorm recommendations

They might have, I do not know. But I would say I would ask for a seperate fridge and ask your allergist to fill out a form approving it.

Dining Halls:

Any advice for managing dining halls?  Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?

For the CIA, we have one dining hall called The Egg. The stations always vary but it is good.

Meal Plans:

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

I have always had the same meal plan until now, which I just got approved for the allergen plan. I used to get 20 points per day that would expire but now I get 100 points per class week. It helps a lot because now I can eat more varieties of food.


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

I love enjoy life and made good granola bars. I always eat a granola bar before class because I don’t feel like going to the Egg.

Getting Started:

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

Talk to the Disability specialist and Dining about your allergies and talk to your roommate(s)!!!


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Be careful and bring your own food when you can.


Any other advice or comments?

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