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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Hartford



Survey Date:

Feb 11, 2024

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Not celiac safe..can’t guarantee it’s safe for me to eat

Not many restaurants and no public transportation

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)

Even a crumb affects me.. I throw up so much that I have hard time breathing..end up in er.. migraines and passing out for usually around 3 weeks….

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?

Have to have an area away form regular food and especially train g the employees how important it is to be extremely careful when making gf food and all the responsibilities

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

I have to walk to the nearest grocery store about 40 min walk to buy frozen foods

Advice for Incoming Students:


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


Dining Halls:

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

Don’t eat since not celiac safe

Meal Plans:

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

Meal plan are required even tho I can’t use it


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

Getting Started:

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

Contact the meal director and research grocery stores and local restaurants


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

I eat before I go out


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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