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.
Minimum meal plan required is $1800 a semester. No GF options
How many years ago were you diagnosed with celiac?
How sensitive to gluten are you?
Extremely: React to even small traces
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?
Not at all what I expected
Grade your college on feeding celiac students
Explain your rationale for that grade
No GF options- finally let me out of meal plan but won’t refund money. Charging me 10% fee to buy anything with cash.
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, Ability to eat well was a small 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.
Yes registered but they didn’t help
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.
3, School said they were sorry things were labeled wrong. No recourse
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
Feeling food insecure. Worrying about where my next meal will come from
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?
Include ingredients. Train employees in safe food handling. School was not open to suggestions
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
It did not impact first year. I am moving off campus next year for this reason. No housing is safe.
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Door dash can filter by GF options. Lots of bars and preplanning
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
Be prepared to not eat in the dining hall. Nothing is safe
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
There are no parties on campus
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness
Favorite places to eat in town or foodshop?
Anything else you would like to add?
Thanks for doing this!