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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Quinnipiac University



Survey Date:

Oct 24, 2022

Survey 1 of 1


Recent College Graduate


Gluten Intolerance

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

There are options for people with food restrictions but not enough. Also sometimes those options are not open all the time and may take longer than other options to get.

There are many options for people with food restrictions. I like going out to eat, mikro and Eli's are great options.

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?

Moderate: React sometimes

Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)

It upsets my stomach, I don't have an 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

Yes, online form

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

Yes, guidelines online as well as people in the health center who can guide eating options.

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

I implement more options for students with food restrictions and make them available at all times.

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

They don't have many options so if i want something more specific that also fits my restrictions I have to order food from off-campus.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

No, the dorm rooms are not connected to dining halls at my school.

Dining Halls:

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

The Cafe Q dining hall has the most options and the best variety.

Meal Plans:

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

The meal plan I had on campus was based on a dollar amount where you paid for the things you ate.


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

Stock up on things that you enjoy. The dining halls have snacks and foods you can prepare on your own in some dorms. There are many options nearby campus that offer gluten free things and accept Q cash.

Getting Started:

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

Stock up on the snacks you enjoy that fit your restrictions and get in contact with the office of accommodations and nutritionists.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Don't eat foods that re not labeled because you might not know what is in them or what is used to make them. Certain drinks may also contain allergens so its important to know what you can and can't have.


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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