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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
University of Michigan
Oct 23, 2022
Survey 1 of 4
Recent College Graduate
Gluten Intolerance, Milk Allergy
Student's Summary Assessment:
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
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
South quad was best dining hall for allergens
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
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?
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