Food Allergy and Celiac College Student Survey submitted August 2022
Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Food Service Vendor (if known)
Explain your rationale for that grade
Options are available, but cross contamination plays a huge role
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.
completely gluten free, avoid cross contamination
If you indicated that you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, how sensitive are you to gluten?
Extremely: React to even small traces
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
I do not have sufficient options at any dining halls, I assumed they could feed me and didn't think about it before I arrived
Have you had a reaction from eating in your dining hall?
Describe each incident. How did your school respond?
cross contamination. didn’t say anything
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.
I actually dropped my meal plan. The school had to pass it through a board to allow it though, and my doctor had to write a note
Did you register your food restrictions with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes. Got out of meal plan
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?
Just one completely gluten free bar
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
cross contamination, avoid everything that I have the slightest question about
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for those with food restrictions? Why?
What's your advice for managing the dining halls with your food restrictions? Favorite dining hall(s)? Any dining halls to avoid?
make sure to ask questions if you are unsure!
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
veggies, dominos gluten free pizza
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
make sure to talk to the kitchen staff!
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
do not eat there unless you know how the food was made
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?
cracker barrel, applebees, chick-fil-a
Anything else you would like to add?