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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Lebanon Valley College
Jul 28, 2022
Survey 1 of 1
Celiac Disease, Other (describe below)
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
Have only been on campus a handful of times so far
Not sure. Close to Hershey with more 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)
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
Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe
Yes- spoke with the chef and dietitian.
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
I am able to email the dietitian and chef each week for substitute meals if they are not serving something gluten free I like and they will make me a ln alternate meal.
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
I would offer more options every day.
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Not sure yet.
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
No- rooming with fellow soccer teammates
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
Making sure I check allergens
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Meal plan required.
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Have a lot of snacks on hand just in case.
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Talk to the dietitian.
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Any other advice or comments?
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