Food Allergy and Celiac College Student Survey submitted August 2022
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
They have safe options but lack certain staples like chicken fingers
What stage are you in college?
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.
Severe stomach pain
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?
Mostly what I expected
Check all boxes that apply to your college experience
My school has many 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, Ability to eat well was a critical part of my college selection process
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.
Unlimited in the five dining halls
Did you register your food restrictions with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes. I was shown around the main dining hall
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? If yes, describe.
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?
More variety and no
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
I’m not sure yet
Did your food restrictions impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for those with food restrictions? Why?
What's your advice for managing the dining halls with your food restrictions? Favorite dining hall(s)? Any dining halls to avoid?
Ask. Everyone is as helpful as they can be
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Lots of snacks!
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Set up a meeting with Disability office and ask to meet with head chefs
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
Not sure yet
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?
So far the small places I have been were good. I got cookie dough from Alumni Cookie dough in town!!
Anything else you would like to add?