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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Georgia Institute of Technology



Survey Date:

Nov 7, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

They have gluten-free options but they will occasionally run out of safe food especially bread products, and I often suffer from cross contaminated food.

With the size of the city there are numerous 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)

Reaction is typically severe stomach pain even with mild cross contamination

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

My school didn’t respond well, they said that they are doing the best they can.

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, dietitian you can speak to and a top 9 allergen free station but there is still some cross contact or little variety in food choice here

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

Potentially depending on my connections

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

I struggle with not feeling confident in what I’m eating that it is nutritious and safe

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

No, I just made sure to discuss my restrictions with my roomates so they could understand and be aware

Dining Halls:

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

I would avoid Brittan if you are super sensitive as they don’t have an allergy free station and often mislabel items

Meal Plans:

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

It is mandatory for Freshmen have to get the unlimited everyday or weekday plan. I would get the weekday one since you get more dining dollars to use at places like Chick-fil-A and other student center food that tends to be safer


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

I would make sure you clean all surfaces thoroughly in community kitchens before cooking. Walmart delivers groceries and many restaurants also deliver.

Getting Started:

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

Make a meeting with a dietitian as she can guide you to the safest foods.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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