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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
University of Miami
Aug 9, 2022
Survey 1 of 2
Celiac Disease, Milk Allergy
Student's Summary Assessment:
Rationale for Grades Given
It’s not as easy as they think to get safe food
Lots of good, safe restaurants and grocery stores
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?
Not Very: Usually do not know if exposed
Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)
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
Nutitionist and chef but hard to connect with them
If you were in charge of dining, what would you change? Would your school be open to suggestions?
I would label food better and make food easier to attain.
Describe your biggest challenge managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
I order Uber eats a lot
Advice for Incoming Students:
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decisions? Any dorm recommendations
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
I really don’t have much advice. I hardly ate at them.
Describe your meal plans over the year(s). What's mandatory? Any suggestions?
The minimum plan required when living on campus
Any advice for eating in the dorms? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Pura Vida, sweet green, raw south juice
What should students do before school starts or when they first arrive?
Meet with the nutritionist
Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?
We don’t really eat at parties it’s mostly drinking
Any other advice or comments?
Sophomores are not required to live on campus, so easy to get an apartment with a kitchen.
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