GFF College Dining Survey submitted December 2022
Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Explain your rationale for that grade
Multiple cross-contamination issues, but generally lots of options
Food Service Vendor (if known)
What stage are you in college?
How many years ago were you diagnosed with food allergies or celiac disease?
Please use this space to provide details that would help us better understand your food restrictions. Include your reaction if exposed to the foods you are avoiding. Please mention if you carry an epi-pen.
Celiac symptoms, loose stool, many bowel movements, headache, dehydration, inability to concentrate
If you indicated that you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, how sensitive are you to gluten?
Very: React to small amounts
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected they would when you selected your school?
Somewhat what I expected
Check all boxes that apply to your college experience
My school has only a few dining halls, I have sufficient options at some of the dining halls, I asked a lot of questions before I came but the reality was different
Have you had a reaction from eating in your dining hall?
Describe each incident. How did your school respond?
School was apologetic but happened multiple times, was able to get off the meal plan
Please describe your meal plan for each year there so far. Include if your school required any of these decisions. If you are eating in a greek house or other club type arrangement include that as well.
The only eating options are at one dining hall or a small cafe style sandwich place
Did you register your food restrictions with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? If yes, describe.
If you were in charge of your school's dining, what changes would you implement to better feed students with your food restrictions? Would your school be open to these suggestions?
It needs a full top to bottom redo
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
I got off the meal plan and will be making my own food now
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for those with food restrictions? Why?
Yes some forms have kitchens and others do not also I needed to be sure I had access to a bathroom (bathroom-to-student ratios differ)
What's your advice for managing the dining halls with your food restrictions? Favorite dining hall(s)? Any dining halls to avoid?
Kline is better than DTR
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
I don’t know
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Compare dining options more seriously, I’m very happy with my school choice, but life is definitely more challenging for me (in terms of eating)than for other students
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
There isn’t much of a party scene, do your research on what alcohol you can and can’t drink, eat before, maybe bring a snack
Grade your college town area for feeding people with your food restrictions
Explain your grade. What are your favorite places to eat in town or foodshop?
Lots of great restaurants if you have the money
Anything else you would like to add?