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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

University of Wisconsin



Survey Date:

Jan 29, 2019

Survey 1 of 1


Recent Graduate


Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

While they definitely did a great job in university housing, there were still some ways they could improve so I would feel less isolated.

Almost every single restaurant in madison wisconsin has gluten free options or a gluten free menu

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?

Very: React to small amounts

Add details to help us better understand your food restrictions (e.g. sensitivity level, potential reaction, need for EPI pen)

Completed original celiac survey which did not ask about other food allergies

Details About this Student's College Dining Experience

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

Mostly 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


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

All ingredients listed on every food label

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

The biggest challenge for me was living in my sorority house. i am happy to report that my battle has made it significantly easier for girls that live there now with celiac disease.

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?

Ask questions early on, do red card meal plan

Meal Plans:

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

As a freshman, I did an off campus meal plan that provided points/dollars for both the dining hall and restaurants. This provided the most options for me, but was what most people i knew were doing. Living in my sorority house, we had to fight and have a call with nationals (AEPHI) to allow me to eat in the house. While ultimately it all worked out and the chef was very accommodating, it was quite stressful to deal with while also managing my course load. Following that, I lived in an apartment so ultimately did went out or cooked for myself.


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

Not applicable given my meal plan

Getting Started:

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

Research the restaurants in advance


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Vodka is a safe choice!


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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