Food Allergy and Celiac College Student Survey submitted July 2022
Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Celiac Disease, Other (describe below)
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Explain your rationale for that grade
Have only been on campus a handful of times so far
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.
If you indicated that you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, how sensitive are you to gluten?
Moderate: React sometimes
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected they would when you selected your school?
Mostly what I expected
Check all boxes that apply to your college experience
My school has only a few dining halls, I feel safe eating at any dining hall on campus, I have sufficient options at some of the dining halls, I asked alot of questions before I came but the reality was different
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.
Meal plan required.
Did you register your food restrictions with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes- spoke with the chef and dietitian.
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? If yes, describe.
I am able to email the dietitian and chef each week for substitute meals if they are not serving something gluten free I like and they will make me an alternate meal.
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 would offer more options every day.
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Not sure yet.
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for those with food restrictions? Why?
No- rooming with fellow soccer teammates
What's your advice for managing the dining halls with your food restrictions? Favorite dining hall(s)? Any dining halls to avoid?
Making sure I check allergens
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Have a lot of snacks on hand just in case.
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Talk to the dietitian.
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?
Not sure. Close to Hershey with more options.
Anything else you would like to add?