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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Oct 5, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
Very few options, it’s always “made without gluten containing ingredients” with little to NO concern for contamination
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?
Very: React to small amounts
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?
Somewhat what I expected
Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?
If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded
I didn’t report it because they don’t claim to be gluten free so they would just say they’re not liable
Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe
Yes but not for celiac
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
I’m not sure, I’m president of Stufents For Disability Justice and there are a few celiac in the group and we talk but pretty much all agree nothing is safe on campus really
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
More packaged food avaiable that is allergy friendly
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Finding food during long days when I don’t pack enough
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
Make your own goodness in your dorm, the new allergy friendly station at C Street is suspicious because it still made without so I don’t know the level of contamination but it’s at least somewhat an option
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Required around $1500 per quarter for the first two years then I got a commuter meal plan of $400 and lasted the wholeness year from it the next two
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Go to the grocery store, the night hawk will take you to two!
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Expect to make your own food, try to get in a dorm with a kitchen on your floor
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
They don’t really exist here lol
Any other advice or comments?
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