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.
On campus Dining- 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?
Totally yes, was what I expected
Grade your college on feeding celiac students
Explain your rationale for that grade
We are a small campus but we have our own gluten free and allergen section, even the vending machines and dining service locations have some type of gluten free option. If there is not a option available for me or that I don't like frozen gluten free meals are available as well
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, My school is medium sized and has a fair amount of dining halls, Ability to feed me is pretty consistent across dining halls, I feel comfortable eating at any dining hall on campus, I frequent certain dining halls because they have more options although all are safe, I have great options at all of the dining halls, Ability to eat well was a critical part of my college selection process, I asked alot of questions before I came but the reality was different
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
There are at least 2 or 3 staff around at all times to help, if they don't know they will never guess, they will always help you find what you are looking for
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
Finding restaurants around campus that are celiac friendly is a bit hard but not awful
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?
n/a if anyone had any concerns my school would be open to hearing them
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)?
Do not be scared to ask dining staff anything, they will help you, restock for you, grab things for you, do not be scared
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Popcorn is a undervalued resource, bring it, live it, love it. Utilize food delivery apps after dining hall hour.
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
let your friends know when you are picking places to eat and decide
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
Know what alcohol is and isn't gluten free, bring your own if need be
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness
Favorite places to eat in town or foodshop?
Anything else you would like to add?