top of page

GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Minnesota State University, Mankato



Survey Date:

Apr 27, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

They have an allergy free station so I always have 1 option

There is only 2 places

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)

No cross contamination

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Mostly not 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

I did a month or two after. I mainly got it because my teachers would not allow me to makeup work if I was gone for Dr. Appointments

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

We just got a dietician but we didn’t have one before

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

The options on what to eat are very limited so I’ve stopped going to the dining hall. It is mainly the same 3 thing’s everyday and it doesn’t change each week. There’s 1 option for lunch and dinner that’s it.

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

Just making sure that I am safe to eat foods. I worried about not knowing how my food is prepared early on.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Dining Halls:

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

Meal Plans:

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

I have the anytime meal plan


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

Popcorns, granola bars, fruit, veggies and cheeses

Getting Started:

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

Take a deep breath! Ask any questions beforehand so you know what to expect!


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

I make it clear to my friends that I have celiac and they know it’s harder for me to do things with them! When you find the right friends and people you won’t have to worry about being left out they will accommodate for you!


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

bottom of page