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. 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.
14 swipes a week for the dining hall and $200 in dining dollars for our two cafes.
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
Two out of three dining areas have gluten free bread. Dining hall has gluten free pizza and pasta upon request, at least it’s fresh, but you have to wait for it. They have more vegan options than gluten free. Never serve gluten free nuggets or anything like that. Fries are done in the same oil as other breaded things.
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, Ability to feed me varies greatly 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 some of the dining halls, Ability to eat well was a small part of my college selection process, Ability to eat well was a critical part of my college selection process, I assumed they could feed me and didn't think about it before I arrived
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
Yes and no. You can talk to the head chef.
How many times have you been glutenized in your dining hall?
If you didn't select NONE, what happened and how did school respond?
I had fries, cheese sauce, and bacon bits for dinner. I ended up really sick missing a day of class and it coming out both ends... sorry. School didn’t do anything about it.
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
Finding enough food that isn’t the same thing I eat earlier in the day or the day before.
If you were in charge of your school's dining, what changes would you implement to better feed celiac students? Would your school be open to these suggestions?
I would simply offer more gluten free options, GLUTEN FREE NUGS. I would like to think they would support my opinion and suggestion.
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
Not really. Get a microwave fridge or live someplace on campus with a stove!
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Bait shop!!! Gluten free buns! Love the sub buns!
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Wally’s Pizza! Anything gluten free, I will likely be snacking!
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
Get easy microwave food and lots of fave snacks
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
Just bring your own, drink water or pop, simply just don’t go or just go and not drink.
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness
Favorite places to eat in town or food shop?
Chapman’s Coffee house Wally’s pizza and Dairy Duchess
Anything else you would like to add?
I love Chapman’s coffee house! Best gluten free panini and brownies. Pb cookies are good also and gluten free but sadly they are stored in the same place as the glutenized chocolate chip cookies.