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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Mar 2, 2023
Survey 1 of 2
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
First year was great, but I stopped getting allergy friendly meals this year for some reason. I can get pasta or pizza sometimes but it takes a while and sometimes I can’t get it at all
Theres a lot of restaurants in saratoga that have gluten free food
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)
I have celiac. I don’t know how I react to gluten because I was diagnosed over 10 years ago and haven’t eaten gluten since
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
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
I don’t know
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
Better communication with students with dietary restrictions
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Finding food when im in a rush
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?
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Any other advice or comments?
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