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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
Jan 2, 2023
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Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
Some dining halls have great options and work with you while others have little to none which is hard if you aren’t close to the better ones
there are multiple places but since it is rural you do need a car cause not every place delivers. (mentioned top places above) rochester is only 25 minutes away and there are a ton of places there to eat
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)
I get hives, have extreme nausea and stomach issues, and brain fog.
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
i have worked with the nutritionist quite a bit and the disability office is awarr
Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe
nutritionist - worked out dining options and helped with plan chnags
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
More options at all dining halls
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
having easily accessible and nutritious meals
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?
Favorite: Red Jacket. Avoid: Mary Jemison. Letchworth is ok, just limited
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Year 1: full unlimited meal plan. Year 2 fall semester: half refund on plan and pay by meal. Year 2 spring: TBD
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
I have a kitchenette so i cook for myself. keep vegetables, rice, pre cooked grilled chicken, and frozen foods in mini fridge. granola bars are always great. bar eat o and livingston county pizza co are good off campus options as well as wegmans
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
speak to a student at the school who has the same restrictions and learn the best tips
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Everyone does already, but bring your own drinks. everyone drinks seltzers anyway so you will fit in. don’t share drinks. bring an extra one cause you never know and it better to have options than nothing.
Any other advice or comments?
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