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.
How many years ago were you diagnosed with celiac?
How sensitive to gluten are you?
Moderate: React sometimes
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?
Mostly what I expected
Grade your college on feeding celiac students
Explain your rationale for that grade
I keep running out of money because the gluten free food is so expensive.
Check all that apply
My school is small and has only a few dining halls, Ability to feed me varies somewhat across dining halls, I feel comfortable eating at any dining hall on campus, I have great options at all of the dining halls, Ability to eat well was a critical part of my college selection process
Did you register with your students disabilities office for accommodations? If yes, describe.
Yes. I am registered for other accommodations though.
Are there resources (nutritionists, chefs, peer support groups) to help ensure you are receiving safe nutritious food? Describe
Yes. It shows whether or not the food has wheat or not.
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.
Describe your biggest celiac challenge at college and how you manage it
Running out of money at the end of the year.
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?
Providing scholarships for extra money for food because it’s unfair that I run out of money every time.
Did celiac impact your housing decision? How? Is there a certain dorm you recommend for celiacs? Why?
Your advice to new celiac kids for managing the dining halls? Favorite dining hall(s)?
Make sure to be careful of how much money you’re spending. We only have one dining hall.
Your advice to new celiac kids for eating in the dorm? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Kind bars are awesome! Also gluten free Mac and cheese and chicken nuggets.
Your advice to new celiac kids on preparing before they come? Or doing upon first arrival?
Get lots of snacks and gluten intolerance pills.
Your advice to new celiac kids on managing keg parties and alcohol scene?
Make sure to ask what is gluten free. I always make sure to ask. Some vodkas are not gluten free, so be aware of that.
Grade your college town area for celiac friendliness