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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Florida



Survey Date:

Oct 5, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

If you have celiac you just can't get a meal plan. There's no accommodations available.

Bolay, BJs

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)

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?

Mostly not 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, I had to for marching band because otherwise I would go hungry on trips. It didn't help much.

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

Not sure

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

Have a separate gluten free section with it's own little kitchen. USF had that when I visited a friend and I felt very comfortable eating there.

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

Traveling with the marching band. Sometimes they had accommodations but didn't keep track if the right people got them so I wouldnt get any food a lot. I ended up always bringing my own food. I was also in a sorority for a year and had to fight hard to have the meal plan taken out of my dues.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

No, I lived in a traditional style dorm with no meal plan. I had a larger than normal mini fridge with a good sized freezer, and just got really good/creative with microwave meals

Dining Halls:

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

N/A, never ate in them

Meal Plans:

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

Never had one


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

I mostly ate sandwiches and salads. Try to always have fresh fruit and granola bars too.

Getting Started:

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

Get a good sized mini fridge with a freezer section


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

More alcohol has gluten in it than you think, bring your own or just be DD


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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