GFF College Dining Survey submitted December 2022
Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Explain your rationale for that grade
small freezer with GF bread. not many other options outside of the salad bar
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.
puking, sick flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, foggy headed
If you indicated that you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, how sensitive are you to gluten?
Extremely: React to even small traces
Does your college handle food restrictions as you expected they would when you selected your school?
Somewhat what I expected
Check all boxes that apply to your college experience
I do not have sufficient options at any dining halls, Ability to eat well was a small part of my college selection process
Have you had a reaction from eating in your dining hall?
Describe each incident. How did your school respond?
I was not aware that it was due to my celiac at the time
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.
dining hall for my first year. did not use it for the next 3 years
Did you register your food restrictions 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? If yes, describe.
I believe so, I wasn’t aware at the time
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?
an allergy food prep area
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
not having many options to choose from
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for those with food restrictions? Why?
yes, moved off campus for the last 3 years of school
What's your advice for managing the dining halls with your food restrictions? Favorite dining hall(s)? Any dining halls to avoid?
ask questions. I’m sure there was more help that I was not aware of
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
GF mac&cheese cups, mashed potatoes, chipotle, noodles & co.
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
speak with your dining hall and become aware of the food options
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
bring snacks and do not share drinks with other people
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?
chipotle, jules bistro***, noodles and co.
Anything else you would like to add?
I wasn’t aware I had a gluten allergy while I was using the dining hall. but I did look into how many options I would have had if I was aware