Food Allergy and Celiac College Student Survey submitted January 2020
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
I go to the back of the kitchen and a chef makes me whatever I want separately to ensure it is gluten free
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.
I get very sick including headaches and stomach problems if I eat any gluten
If you indicated that you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, how sensitive are you to gluten?
Very: React to small amounts
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
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 all of the dining halls, I assumed they could feed me and didn't think about it before I arrived
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.
Freshman year a dining plan is required and I have unlimited swipe access to any dining hall on campus
Did you register your food restrictions with your student 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.
Yes, the chefs meet with all students who have food restrictions and prepare the food separately
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?
Have allergen food ready faster so I wouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes every time I want to eat
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
I have to wait a long time for my food to be ready so if I am in a rush I will eat something from the gluten free freezer
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?
All of the dining halls have staff there to assist you
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Having a mini fridge is great to store foods such as peanut butter, yogurt, etc.
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Call the dietitians office to let them know you have a food restriction and they will take care of you
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
Be very careful of what you are drinking to make sure there is no hidden gluten
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?
I love playa bowls (they have gluten free granola), cava, and sweetgreen
Anything else you would like to add?