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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor


Survey Date:

Oct 23, 2022

Survey 1 of 4


Recent College Graduate


Gluten Intolerance, Milk Allergy

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Most dining halls have a gluten free and allergy free area. Some of them just the students with food restrictions have access and other ones everyone had access so can potentially have cross allergens

Many different small businesses that are conscious of allergies

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?

Moderate: React sometimes

Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)

Carry epi pen

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


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

Avoid any cross allergens and contamination

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


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?

South quad was best dining hall for allergens

Meal Plans:

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

Dining hall buffet style


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

All the allergens are listed for each food

Getting Started:

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

Contact the university


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Sometimes easier to just bring your own foods


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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