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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Ohio University



Survey Date:

Feb 5, 2024

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

There are definitely some options, but they are few and far between, and extremely limited.

It's not the worst, but it could definitely be better.

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)

My celiac disease has made me very sensitive to gluten. If there is cross contamination I will be okay, but actively consuming it will likely cause gas, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, brain fog, and other digestive issues.

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

I did not, as I was fully diagnosed about halfway through my sophomore year, when I had one final semester before moving out of the dining halls.

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

yes, there is a school dietician

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

If I were in charge of dining, I would put more funding into the tiny gluten free area in one dining hall, as well as open a second one in the other dining hall.

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

My biggest challenge currently is just being able to find inexpensive options, as I am living off campus now.

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? 


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

Getting Started:

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


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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