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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor


Survey Date:

Dec 1, 2023

Survey 1 of 6




Gluten Intolerance, Milk Allergy, Shellfish Allergy, Sesame Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy, Other

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

I had to rent an off campus apartment because there is too much risk of cross contamination for dairy and so I cannot eat in the dining halls.

Haven’t tried out any restaurants. None of them are top 9 free, but I might be able to eat a meal somewhere.

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)

Anaphylactic to dairy, tree nuts, shellfish, and mustard. I will react to trace amounts and all of them are airborne. I carry an epi pen on me at all times. I can tolerate gluten but don’t eat it very often, same for sesame.

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

They told me I could request meals to be made specifically for me, but they won’t be prepared in a dedicated kitchen.

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

Have a top 9 free station

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

I live off campus so having to cook for myself

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?

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? 

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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