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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Francis Marion University


South Carolina

Survey Date:

Dec 29, 2022

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Staff had little training on cross contamination or even what gluten was. Was served couscous. Kept trying to offer me vegan dishes. Would just give me food without even giving me an option as to whether I wanted it, even when there were multiple GF options I wasn't given a choice. Had me so fatigued, sleeping all day, hair falling out, anemic.

I like Wendy's and Chic-fil-a and the local food lion has a great gf selection

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?

Extremely: React to even small traces

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

No epipen. Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, anemia.

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

Was served couscous and told it was gf. Was not even told what it was. I just got a simple apology

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


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

Yes, but they were ineffective due to the poor staff training

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

Better staff training, communicate with student

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

No challenges now that I avoid the dining hall

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Get one with a kitchen

Dining Halls:

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

I like the apartments

Meal Plans:

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

I no longer have a meal plan.


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

Chic-fil-a and Wendy's doordash. Favorite snack is plantain in airfryer

Getting Started:

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

Don't eat at the dining hall, shop at Food Lion


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

I don't know, I don't party


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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