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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Mar 29, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
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
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.
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
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
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!
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