Food Allergy and Celiac College Student Survey submitted January 2020
Describe your food restrictions by checking all relevant boxes
Gluten Intolerance, Shellfish Allergy, Other (describe below)
Food Service Vendor (if known)
Grade your college on feeding students with your food restrictions
Explain your rationale for that grade
If you go to the “allergy” section they have food for either gluten free or vegan but not both. If you have multiple allergies you have to call ahead and they will prepare a meal for you. I’ve done this multiple times before but I have to wait 30 minutes after arriving to the dining hall after giving them 20-45 minutes in advance notice that I was coming.
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 carry an epi-pen. I am also allergic to apples, cantaloupe, mushrooms, and I follow a modified low fodmap diet which I am very strict about.
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?
Not at all what I expected
Check all boxes that apply to your college experience
I do not have sufficient options at any dining halls, I asked alot of questions before I came but the reality was different
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.
I get 225 meals per semester
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, I have met with the chef multiple times
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?
Describe your biggest challenge with managing your food restrictions at college and how you deal with it
Not enough options and safe options for people with allergies
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?
I do not eat at the dining halls
What's your advice for eating in the dorm with your food restrictions? Favorite snacks? Places that deliver?
Make sure to have a fridge and microwave in your personal dorm room
What do you recommend new students with food restrictions do before school starts? Or when they first arrive?
Call to dining services and get to know them
What's your advice on managing the party scene with your food restrictions?
Bring your own food or eat before
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?
Very small town so not a lot to choose from
Anything else you would like to add?