Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Peanut Allergy, Sesame Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy, Other (describe below)
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Explain your rationale for that grade
Nut free, lots of helpful programs for allergy free food
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.
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected they would when you selected your school?
Totally yes, was what I expected
Check all boxes that apply to your college experience
My school has many dining halls, Ability to feed me is fairly consistent across dining halls, I have at least one safe dining hall, but avoid some dining halls, I have sufficient options at some of the dining halls, Ability to eat well was a critical part of my college selection process
Have you had a reaction from eating in your dining hall?
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.
Dinner at Marketplace email 2hrs before for safe food (anything I want), eat at WU many options, helpful staff
Did you register your food restrictions with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes, emailed and zoom called
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? If yes, describe.
Yes, email with them
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?
I think my school does a good job now
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Have to order food in advance at Marketplace harder to eat with friends
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?
Marketplace, WU are both great, avoid faculty Commons for FLUNCH
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Buy food from nearby stores, Harris Teeter and Whole Foods in walking distance
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Talk to dining staff
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
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?