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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
University of Albany
Oct 5, 2019
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
More options needed
Details About this Student's Food Restrictions
How many years ago were you diagnosed with food allergies or celiac disease?
Less than 1
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)
Completed original celiac survey which did not ask about other food allergies
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
No only there 6 weeks ,
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?
Add bigger menu !!!!
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Finding variety of foods, feeling different
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Not much options got dx 3 weeks prior to move in
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
Speak up & meet with nutritionist
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
Small limited menu for celiac , added hot breakfast which basically is eggs not big option or menu lunch & dinner ok got chili 1 day for lunch he said not substantial . When my son asked for seconds he was told no ! Not pleased
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Kind bars , popcorn
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Keeping lots of snacks
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
Any other advice or comments?
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