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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Pennsylvania College of Technology



Survey Date:

Apr 6, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

I would head to the dining hall and go straight to the gluten free options and id tell the worker that i had celiacs disease and she wouldn't do anything about it. She would use the same shared equipment after i would politely ask her to switch gloves and other utensils. NOTHING changed. I would go to the gluten free stir fry and the workers would "use" the gf soy sauce and get my sick because of them not wanting to go to the back to get the bottle.

Jersey mikes, Bullfrog brewery, 5 guys.

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?

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

No I was told I'd be ok

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

Nutritionists. Although its nice to have her, she doesn't understand what celiacs it. She'd tell me to order on the school's online food website and everything will be gluten free i tried it for a week and i got sick everyday.

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

I would implement a dedicated gluten free workspace like most restaurants have accommodated for recently and more gluten free options. The school might be up to it.

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

Parties. I had to learn which alcohols to drink and how to become a bartender that way my friends didn't get me sick

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

No, almost all housing is the same.

Dining Halls:

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

Try to get your own pots and pans and cook in the kitchens in dauphin.

Meal Plans:

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

Freshman year I had a 12 meal, meal plan that was required from the school because I lived on campus. They did offer gluten free option but none where celiac friendly and made me sick. Sophomore year I moved off campus and did not have a meal plan due too the bad experience from last year. I have my own cookware and enjoying school.


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

Buy a lock chest for your snacks that way they don't become CC. Glutino oreos have been a constant go to for me. Fritos (except BBQ and chili). The bullfrog brewery has good GF food and its a short drive away.

Getting Started:

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

Be prepared to cook for yourself and register with the disability. Also talk to your roommates about your disease


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Stick to what you bought and dont drink other peoples mixes. beer is disgusting anyway.


Any other advice or comments?

Find what makes you happy people

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