Celiac College Student Survey completed March, 2019
Food Service Vendor?
Pioneer College Caterers
What stage are you in college?
Please describe your meal plan for each year there so far.
block 180 plan, block 170 plan. both are two meals per day in either the dining hall or campus fast food place.
How many years ago were you diagnosed with celiac?
How sensitive to gluten are you?
Very: React to small amounts
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?
Somewhat what I expected
Grade your college on feeding celiac students
Explain your rationale for that grade
passing grade: they do feed us, although the food tends to get dried out in the warmers, and at breakfast, I have found the trays bare or forgotten at times.
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, Ability to feed me varies greatly across dining halls, I avoid certain dining halls that I don't think are safe, I can't find any good options in the dining halls at all, I have great options at some of the dining halls, I assumed they could feed me and didn't think about it before I arrived
Did you register with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
no. I did get a doctor's note to eat from the gluten free section in the kitchen
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? Describe
not that I know of. we get options in the kitchen.
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.
2, not much happened. I ate from the wrong line and was a little gassy. I didn't say anything
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
I get very little variety in meals because we only get one small section. I eat out every now and then, but it gets expensive
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?
Add a cook your own station in the kitchen, where it won't be covered with breadcrumbs or sauces.
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
the Townhouses have their own kitchen and you aren't required to have a meal plan if you live there. you can make your own food.
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Stinger's (The Hive) has no options. get your doctor's note in so you can eat from the safe section in the back.
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Colonial Pizza delivers GF crust. I'm not sure how the cross contamination is for those more sensitive. I love the gluten free lemon wafer cookies you can buy from walmart.
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
Get a job so you can afford to eat out. You will quickly find yourself wanting some variety. Also, the student workers serving you likely don't prep the food. look for a manager for questions.
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
It's a dry campus and a dry town. Just don't.
Grade your college town area for celiac friendlinessB-Favorite places to eat in town or foodshop?
Colonial Pizza. Beans and Cream. Telemetry.
Anything else you would like to add?
There are very few options in the tiny town. If you go to Xenia, Wendy's usually has decent options.