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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Vermont



Survey Date:

May 18, 2023

Survey 1 of 2


Recent Grad


Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

I was able to work with the Dietitian, the head chef, and dining staff to create a plan that worked for me. There was one station that was totally gluten free. They gave me a schedule of the meals and on the days they knew I wouldn't like the food, they would make me my own meal. They also would send me home with a bowl of fresh fruit and leafy greens to make a smoothie in my room in the morning. You can also order chicken tenders, pizza, etc. at any point during the day. They have a separate room for gluten free people with a dedicated toaster, fridge, cereal, waffle maker and more! in my 4 years, I never got glutened.

SO many gluten free places in Burlington VT!! The farmhouse restaurant group is my favorite. It truly is a gluten free haven!

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)

Just Gluten, I am HIGHLY 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?

Totally yes, was 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

Yes, I make sure I had my 504 plan in place.

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

Yes! There is a RDN and chef.

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

I would make sure there were more daily options that were varied.

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

Late night food, I was the only one who could not eat late night food.

Advice for Incoming Students:


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

Yes, I wanted to be in harris millis (there is a dining hall in the building)

Dining Halls:

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

I would avoid trinity, but the rest are great. Redstone dining halls are awesome too for brunch especially.

Meal Plans:

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

Mandatory freshman and sophomore year, I did not jr and senior year.


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

Get some microwavable meals!

Getting Started:

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

Make sure you try and eat at the dining hall for a day.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

It is easy to find a place to go eat all together. Parties will most likely have seltzers and craft beers. You will be totally good!


Any other advice or comments?

Burlington VT and UVM are both FANTASTIC! So great for celiacs, I can not recommend enough! I have had celiac since 2004, and I am highly highly sensitive too.

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