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GFF College Dining Survey Responses

Valparaiso University

Porter County


Survey Date:

Mar 29, 2019

Survey 1 of 1




Celiac Disease

Student's Summary Assessment:

College Dining:


Surrounding Area:


Rationale for Grades Given

I keep running out of money because the gluten free food is so expensive.

Ricochet Tacos

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?

Moderate: React sometimes

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

Yes. I am registered for other accommodations though.

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

Yes. It shows whether or not the food has wheat or not.

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

Providing scholarships for extra money for food because it’s unfair that I run out of money every time.

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

Running out of money at the end of the year.

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?

Make sure to be careful of how much money you’re spending. We only have one dining hall.

Meal Plans:

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



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

Kind bars are awesome! Also gluten free Mac and cheese and chicken nuggets.

Getting Started:

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

Get lots of snacks and gluten intolerance pills.


Advice on managing parties or dinners out with friends?

Make sure to ask what is gluten free. I always make sure to ask. Some vodkas are not gluten free, so be aware of that.


Any other advice or comments?


Meal Plans:

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