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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud


Survey Date:

Dec 19, 2022

Survey 1 of 1


Recent College Graduate


Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

small freezer with gf bread. not many other options outside of salad bar

chipotle, jules bistro***, noodles and co.

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)

puking, sick flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, foggy headed

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 was not aware that it was due to my celiac at the time

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 believe so, i wasn’t aware at the time

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

an allergy food prep area

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

not having many options to choose from

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

yes, moved off campus for the last 3 years of school

Dining Halls:

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

ask questions. i’m sure there was more help that i was not aware of

Meal Plans:

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

dining hall for my first year. did not use it for the next 3 years


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

gf mac&cheese cups, mashed potato’s, chipotle, noodles & co.

Getting Started:

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

speak with your dining hall and become aware of the food options


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

bring snacks and do not share drinks with other people


Any other advice or comments?

i wasn’t aware i had a gluten allergy while i was using the dining hall. but i did look into how many options i would have had if i was aware

Meal Plans:

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