Celiac College Student Survey submitted March, 2019
Food Service Vendor?
What stage are you in college?
Please describe your meal plan for each year there so far.
I had a full meal plan for 2 years. My school required that I get the largest meal plan
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
The staff is very uninformed and rude regarding allergies
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, I can't find any good options in the dining halls at all
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.
More than 3, The school did nothing
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
I have to cook my own food now. It's very frustrating.
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 train the staff to be knowledgeable on allergens
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
Yes, I ended up moving off campus so I could eat
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Just eat in your dorm
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Van's has excellent snacks. Look at labels in soups.
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
Meet with disability services and know what you're getting into foodwise
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
I don't drink
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness
Favorite places to eat in town or foodshop?
OIP is the only restaurant I can eat at
Anything else you would like to add?