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.
I had unlimited freshman year and downgraded to 50 meals for sophomore but went up to 100 for the past two semesters
How many years ago were you diagnosed with celiac?
How sensitive to gluten are you?
Not Very: Usually can't tell if I have gluten
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
The food is not the best but they mark everything that is gluten free, gluten free. Not very many options though
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, Ability to feed me varies somewhat across dining halls, I feel comfortable eating at any dining hall on campus, I can find some but not enough food in any of the dining halls, Ability to eat well was a small part of my college selection process, 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.
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
The biggest challenge isn’t having good quality food. I have a car so i can easily get food elsewhere when the dining hall isn’t sufficient.
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 make a better quality of food, choose different meals. My school would not be likely to be open to these suggestions
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)?
Be careful and use your instincts, ask questions when unsure and reals the labels
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver
The town is great about gluten free, dorms don’t have any food elements but buy snacks
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?Do your research and email the nutritionist for a tour of options
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
Bring your own alcohol, know what is safe. Don’t use kegs hard cider is a great alternative
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness