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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Albany


New York

Survey Date:

Oct 5, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

More options needed

Maggie Mays

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

Dining Halls:

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

Speak up & meet with nutritionist

Meal Plans:

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

Getting Started:

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?

Tough one


Any other advice or comments?

Medically withdrawing

Meal Plans:

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