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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Marian University Indianapolis
Mar 28, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
We are a small campus but we have our own gluten free and allergen section, even the vending machines and dining service locations have some type of gluten free option. If there is not a option available for me or that I don't like frozen gluten free meals are available as well
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)
Completed original celiac survey which did not ask about other food allergies
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
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
There are at least 2 or 3 staff aorund at all times to help, if they don't know they will never guess, they will always help you find what you are looking for
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
n/a if anyone had any concerns my school would be open to hearing them
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Finding restaurants around campus that are celiac friendly is a bit hard but not awful
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?
Do not be scared to ask dining staff anything, they will help you, restock for you, grab things for you, do not be scared
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
On campus Dining- Plan
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Popcorn is a undervalued resource, bring it, live it, love it. Utilize food delivery apps after dining hall hour.
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
let your friends know when you are picking places to eat and decide
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Know what alcohol is and isn't gluten free, bring your own if need be
Any other advice or comments?
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