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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Jan 11, 2023
Survey 1 of 3
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
They were able to feed me but it was just the same thing over and over again and after my first semester there they changed the all dining courts from being able to feed me to just two out of all of them.
Pizza uncommon, insomnia has really good gf cookies, download the find me gluten free app it will be your best friend
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)
Details About this Student's College Dining Experience
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?
Mostly 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
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
Yes, i contacted the DRC and a nutritionist
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
Make atleast one of the dining courts entirely safe or atleast a large part of it
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
It was trying to find a meal I actually wanted to eat that night
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Yes I asked for a room with a bathroom
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
Earhart was the best out of the two I avoid hillenbrand
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
I’m not sure it’s been a few years but it was the meal track 15 I do believe
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Purdue has so many options around if you have a car there’s tons of places opening up plus grocery stores within a mile of each other
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Advocate for yourself
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Always advocate for yourself and don’t let peer pressure force you to drink or eat something you aren’t certain you can have
Any other advice or comments?
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