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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma

Washington

Survey Date:

Dec 31, 2023

Survey 1 of 1

Student:

Senior

With:

Peanut Allergy, Other

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:

D

Surrounding Area:

B

Rationale for Grades Given

I can’t eat at the college cafeteria as they use pea flour in place of dairy.

I found great restaurants and grocery stores where I could go eat safely but are expensive.

Details About this Student's Food Restrictions

How many years ago were you diagnosed with food allergies or celiac disease?

5+

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)

I am allergic to peanuts, lentils, legumes, peas, and certain kinds of seeds. I will go through anaphylactic if I ingest these foods.

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Mostly not what I expected

Have you had a reation from eating in your dining hall?

NO

If Yes, describe each incident and how your school responded

Did you register your food restriction with the disabilities office? If yes, describe

Yes

Are there resources to help with nutritious, safe dining (e.g. dietician)? If yes, describe

Yes

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

Make sure the ingredients would not cross contaminate and have a allergy section that restricts legumes.

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

I had my own kitchen that left me eating by myself.

Advice for Incoming Students:

Housing:

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

Request for a room that has its own nearby kitchen.

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? 

Dorms:

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?

Find restaurants that are safe
For them with their parents help. Bring extra money.

Socializing:

Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Other:

Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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