Celiac College Student Survey completed January 2019
Food Service Vendor?
What stage are you in college?
Please describe your meal plan for each year there so far.
Bennington College requires a 19 meal/week plan for every student that lives in on campus housing.
How many years ago were you diagnosed with celiac?
How sensitive to gluten are you?
Moderate: React sometimes
How would you describe the worst reaction you have had since diagnosis?
Does your college handle celiac food restrictions as you expected they would when you selected your school?
Mostly what I expected
Grade your college on feeding celiac students
Explain your rationale for that grade
There is a gluten free option available for every meal and gluten free materials for students to make their own food as well.
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls
Did you register with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe. No
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? Describe
How many times have you been glutenized in your dining hall? If you didn't answer NONE, please explain what happened and how school responded.
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
I don't typically have celiac challenges at school.
If you were in charge of dining, what changes would you implement to better feed celiac students? Would your school be open to these suggestions?
I would probably keep everything the same.
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver? Dominos has a very good gluten free pizza option which will deliver until late into the night. Other than that stocking up on gluten free snacks and protein bars is always a plus.
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival? SNACKS! I would say this goes for non-celiac kids as well. A meal plan will give you x number of meals a day but if you get hungry in between meals you'll need something to munch on to get you through.
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
Most college parties/get togethers will not offer a gluten free beer option, so if you're truly wedded to the idea of drinking that might be something that you should look into purchasing on your own.
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness