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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Sam Houston State University
Feb 8, 2023
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
Willing to cook food especially for me. All meals have top 8 allergen free food stations separate from other food. Only complaint is no gluten free options in student center fast food court
Some options in restaurants but not all restaurants have gf options that are safe for me
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)
Have to avoid eating & touching gluten food
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
Food service manager
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
Offer quick pick up options outside of dining hours
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
I always have gf snacks with me
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
I moved to an on campus apartment so I have complete control of my food
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?
15 meals or more required for freshmen no requirement after that
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Five Loaves deli has amazing bread
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Talk to food service manager
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Eat before going
Any other advice or comments?
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