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Advocating for inclusive, safe dining for college students with food restrictions
GFF College Dining Survey Responses
University of Toledo
Apr 29, 2023
Survey 1 of 1
Student's Summary Assessment:
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
Any advice for managing dining halls? Favorite dining halls? Any to avoid?
avoid all except ottawa east
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
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?
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