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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz

New York

Survey Date:

Oct 23, 2022

Survey 1 of 1




Gluten Intolerance

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Offer tons of vegan choices but the food is not great.

There are so many places for all to eat within walking distance of our campus. The town offers so many options of different food for people with all different restrictions.

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)

Severe stomach pains.

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


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


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

I would offer higher quality food that tastes better.

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

The food offered does not taste good.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Yes there is a greater chance I move off campus faster.

Dining Halls:

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

Continue to include the variety of options for all people but increase the quality of the food.

Meal Plans:

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

I have a meal plan that includes dining dollars for food of my choice and the dining hall.


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

I tend to bring a lot of gluten free snacks with me from home.

Getting Started:

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

Look on the website and see what services are offered before you get there.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Make sure you get a good meal in before drinking and drink hard liquor to avoid the stomach issues.


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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