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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Emerson College



Survey Date:

Aug 12, 2022

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Limited options and more than one instance of mislabeling non gf food as gf

As I said, blaze and chipotle are reliable favorites. There are also pricier restaurants that I have once or twice a year

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 do not carry an epi pen, I only avoid gluten

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?

Mostly not what I expected

Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?


If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

They promised improvement going into sophomore year

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

Yes I did. I asked for more lenience on missing class due to Celiac flare ups or reactions

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

There are no resources provided to me that I trust

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

More options and thorough allergy training. Emerson claims they are making these changes

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

It’s so incredibly socially isolating. Everyone goes out to eat and the way I deal with it is just by sitting there and drinking water

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

No it did not

Dining Halls:

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

Never eat food made in the Max. Unless you’re eating something pre packaged, make sure to ask about the allergy situation

Meal Plans:

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

Emerson is a small school with few dining halls. My meal plan involves 24 meals a week from this dining hall


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

There’s a blaze pizza, chipotle and 7/11 on the same block as the dorms

Getting Started:

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

Talk to housing, talk to the dining hall chef, talk to student services. Emerson will provide these


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Do not eat anything you didn’t bring with you


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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