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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Dec 29, 2022
Survey 1 of 2
Celiac Disease, Other (describe below)
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
city cafe (all gluten free restaurant and bakery), mitsuba ramen, mitsuba sushi, taj mahal, minar, peters cornicopia, açaí bowl places. for shopping: hannafords, peters cornicopia
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)
Details About this Student's College Dining Experience
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?
Totally yes, was what I expected
Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?
If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded
Once at an event and once because the guy serving gave me the wrong thing off the buffet line and i didn’t notice.
Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe
yes, i have accommodations if they get me sick and it interrupts my school work but I’ve never had to use them because I just talk to professors directly and they’re all nice.
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
the dining hall chefs would talk to you if you asked i don’t know what else is availabke
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
There could be some simple switches like to corn tortillas at the taco bar or other things like that to avoid cross contamination. i have asked about that before and they haven’t but they’re pretty good overall.
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
i also don’t eat red meat so my options are limited
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
yes i wanted a kitchen to cook
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
it has changed over covid, mcewen used to be all gluten free but isn’t anymore. It does have more options for vegetarians. I can eat at both dining halls on campus safely.
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Unlimited meal plan but I also have a kitchen and cook
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
I eat a lot of hummus
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
ask around if you want advice everyone is very nice. talk to chefs in the dining hall if you’re uncomfortable and use your best judgment with cross contamination
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
google what’s in drinks, don’t drink beer, vodka and gin are usually the safest
Any other advice or comments?
i feel very safe eating at hamilton
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