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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Lenoir Rhyne University


North Carolina

Survey Date:

Jul 29, 2022

Survey 1 of 1


Recent College Graduate


Gluten Intolerance

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

They did not have options readily available. I often had to special order and wait 30+ minutes.

Its a small town with mostly chain restaurants.

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)

I dont have a severe allergy, but get bad stomach pains

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?

Somewhat 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

No, I didn't know that was an option.

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


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

I suggested at least having some gluten free options available and their response was the salad bar is always open.

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

Eating out with friends, but I had a good group that kept my restrictions in mind.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Yes, I chose housing with a kitchen to be able to prepare my own food.

Dining Halls:

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

There is only one dining hall and chickfila so good luck!

Meal Plans:

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

The only option for students living on campus was an unlimited meal plan.


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

Meal prep! That way its fast and easy.

Getting Started:

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

Meet with the food service coordinator to understand what is available and what it looks like day to day.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Make sure to eat something before you go out! Even if its just a little. I also carry snacks usually.


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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