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GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Iowa State University
Apr 27, 2023
Survey 1 of 3
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
There’s a special diet kitchen where there are no traces of gluten or gluten allowed in there. The lack of options beyond that is non existent.
For iowa there is lots of choices but not as good as other states
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)
High sensitivity level, extreme gi symptoms when exposed, no epi pen, but extreme exposures require er intervention
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
They provided compensation for medical bills and retrained employees
Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe
Yes, because it was required for access to the special diet kitchen
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
Yes, 3 dietitians on staff to meet with students
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
Create more naturally gf options, don’t put croutons on salad right away leave them sealed and if people want them they can put them on their own for example
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
How expensive it is
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
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?
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?
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