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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Toledo



Survey Date:

Apr 29, 2023

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

Had options but refused to accommodate when they were making me sick

there are some options

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)

Very sensitive to cross contamination

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Not at all 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

There is a dietitian but they were unhelpful

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

I would have a complete separate area for gluten-free and not require kids to eat there

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

Was required to have a meal plan when i couldn’t eat there because it made me sick

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

yes try to get out of the dorms immediately

Dining Halls:

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

avoid all except ottawa east

Meal Plans:

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

they were mandatory for freshman and sophomore


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

there were some really good pre packaged snack available in the market of ottawa east

Getting Started:

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

have meeting with dining services


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

call restaurant before hand to see how good is prepared and what your options are


Any other advice or comments?

Meal Plans:

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