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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Pratt Institute


New York

Survey Date:

Mar 29, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

No GF options- finally let me out of meal plan but won’t refund money. Charging me 10% fee to buy anything with cash.


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?

Not at all what I expected

Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?


If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

School said they were sorry things were labeled wrong. No recourse

Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe

Yes registered but they didn’t help

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

No support

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

Include ingredients. Train employees in safe food handling. School was not open to suggestions

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

Feeling food insecure. Worrying about where my next meal will come from

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

It did not impact first year. I am moving off campus next year for this reason. No housingbis safe.

Dining Halls:

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

Good luck

Meal Plans:

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

Minimum meal plan required is $1800 a semester. No GF options


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

Door dash can filter by GF options. Lots of bars and preplanning

Getting Started:

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

Be prepared to not eat in the dining hall. Nothing is safe


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

There are no parties on canpus


Any other advice or comments?

Thanks for doing this!

Meal Plans:

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