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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Fayetteville State University


North Carolina

Survey Date:

Feb 11, 2024

Survey 1 of 1




Gluten Intolerance, Soy Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

There is only one gf option at lunch and dinner times. The food service provider explained that they were unable to provide a gf option at each "station", however if I wanted something specific I can let them know ahead of time and they will make it for me.

There are restaurants in the city that offer gluten free menu 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?

Moderate: React sometimes

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

My parents used a combination of diet, routines, and sleep to manage my epilepsy, so when heading off to college I decided to continue the diet to ensure I remain seizure free without medication.

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Not at all what I expected

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


If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

After eating gluten (because there were no other options) I experienced tingling in my tongue, which is a common precursor to a seizure for me. And I had bloating. I never informed the school until much later.

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

In my second year I sought recognition for my dietary restrictions through disability services. I had to provide a detailed letter from my doctor.

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

The director of meal services explained that she could help me.

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

I would be sure that students with dietary restrictions have many options from which to choose. The school has been resistent to suggestions.

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

Lack of choices of food to eat

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?

Meal Plans:

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


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

Getting Started:

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


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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