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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

SUNY Geneseo


New York

Survey Date:

Jan 9, 2024

Survey 1 of 2




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Always had something for me to eat but wasn’t always what I wanted. Certain dining halls are better than others. Limited options, may only have 1-2 things per meal

There are a few places but most require a car. The grocery stores have great and a wide amount of 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?

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)

React with hives and severe stomach pain, can’t eat

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

Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe

Yes. They were aware and my meal plan was changed through them

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

Yes. I was in contact with the dietician (zoom and email)

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

More gluten free options at all dining halls, not just 1

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

Not as easy as those around me, extra stress,

Advice for Incoming Students:


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


Dining Halls:

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

Talk to the dietician and don’t be scared to ask the chefs for help

Meal Plans:

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

I changed mine year 2 when there were staffing issues but I could still go to the dining halls when I chose to but didn’t have an unlimited plan that most students are required to have


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

Definitely get a microfridge (microwave and fridge/freezer). Keep frozen meals, healthy snacks, and microwaveable options

Getting Started:

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

Contact the dietician and plan for a meeting


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Choose places you can eat at or eat before. Always bring your own supplies


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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