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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Miami

Coral Gables


Survey Date:

Sep 20, 2023

Survey 1 of 3


Recent Grad


Peanut Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

not as much signage or desert options

always had another backup

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)

epipen, anaphylaxis

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected when you decided to attend?

Mostly 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

yes, talking to chef, menu nutrition breakdown

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

yes and I would add more options with clear labels

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

I would always ask someone if there wasn’t something I was sure was safe

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

yes, I had my own mini fridge as a precaution

Dining Halls:

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

just be vocal and ask the important questions when you tour the school

Meal Plans:

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


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

tell your roommate about your allergy

Getting Started:

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


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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