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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Northwest Nazarene University



Survey Date:

Mar 24, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

They have a couple of options (sandwiches, chicken usually, and salads) for dinner, but always make sure to have desserts available.

Ive never had a problem from Campos Market tacos.

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)

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?

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

The server didn’t wipe of their cutting board or knife before cutting my gf sandwich, but I didn’t see any crumbs so I thought I’d be fine. Turns out I’m more sensitive than I thought because those next couple of days were pretty miserable. I didn’t let the server or anyone official know because I figured I’d just ask them to wipe it off next time.

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

I always ask the servers if something is gluten free and they’re happy to go and ask the chefs.

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

I would use designated fryers and grills so that those with celiac could have burgers and fries without buns as well. I feel like those small things would go a long way. Don’t make something with gluten when it’s totally fine without it. I do know think NNU would be open to these suggestions.

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

There aren’t tons of options (NNU is very small and only have one cafeteria) and usually the only food option is over cooked meat. It’s alright over all. I’m just starting to hate chicken.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

I live in an apartment not affiliated with NNU so I’m not sure.

Dining Halls:

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

Ask for “special requests”! Such as wiping down the cutting board! Your health is worth it!

Meal Plans:

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

I live off campus so I don’t have a meal plan, but I eat there once a week.


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

Chik Fil A delivers. Get those fries.

Getting Started:

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

Bring snacks, protein bars, favourite chips, etc. You won’t starve, but you won’t be eating particularly well while you’re here.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

No idea.


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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