Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Explain your rationale for that grade
There are options for people with food restrictions but not enough. Also sometimes those options are not open all the time and may take longer than other options to get.
What stage are you in college?
Recent College Graduate
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.
It upsets my stomach, I don't have 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, Ability to feed me is fairly consistent across dining halls, I feel safe eating at any dining hall on campus, I have sufficient options at some of the dining halls
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.
The meal plan I had on campus was based on a dollar amount where you paid for the things you ate.
Did you register your food restrictions with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes, online form
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? If yes, describe.
Yes, guidelines online as well as people in the health center who can guide eating options.
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?
Implement more options for students with food restrictions and make them available at all times.
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
They don't have many options so if i want something more specific that also fits my restrictions I have to order food from off-campus.
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for those with food restrictions? Why?
No, the dorm rooms are not connected to dining halls at my school.
What's your advice for managing the dining halls with your food restrictions? Favorite dining hall(s)? Any dining halls to avoid?
The Cafe Q dining hall has the most options and the best variety.
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Stock up on things that you enjoy. The dining halls have snacks and foods you can prepare on your own in some dorms. There are many options nearby campus that offer gluten free things and accept Q cash.
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Stock up on the snacks you enjoy that fit your restrictions and get in contact with the office of accommodations and nutritionists.
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
Don't eat foods that are not labeled because you might not know what is in them or what is used to make them. Certain drinks may also contain allergens so its important to know what you can and can't have.
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?
There are many options for people with food restrictions. I like going out to eat, mikro and Eli's are great options.