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Stanford University

Dining Services
Made-to-order items

1. We provide access to ingredient information for made-to-order* items. *Made-to-order - Meals that are prepared on request and to your specification in the dining hall. Examples include a sandwich station, omelet station, burrito station, etc.

Made-to-order items
[YES]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[YES]
Full ingredients, online database
 
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
 
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All short-order menus have ingredient information available upon request.

Self-Serve Items

2. We provide access to ingredient information for self-serve* items. *Self-serve - Meals that are served buffet-style in a dining hall. These are typically high risk for cross-contact and are best avoided by diners with food allergies.

Self-Serve Items
[YES]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[YES]
Full ingredients, online database
 
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
 
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All self-serve areas have ingredient information available upon request.

Made-To-Order Areas

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Made-to-order areas
[YES, IN ALL STATIONS]
Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[YES, IN ALL AREAS]
Additional Information

In our self-service dining halls, cross-contact can occur when other students unknowingly contaminate food with an undisclosed allergen. To avoid this we suggest you always request a Fresh Plate - just let the dining staff know what you would like to eat and they will assemble your meal using new gloves and clean serving utensils, with food from the kitchen that has not come into contact with potential allergens on the serving line.

Check out our guide to food allergies at Stanford: https://rde-stanford-edu.s3.amazonaws.com/Dining/PDF/FoodAllergiesBroch….

Pre-Order Meals

5. We have pre-order meals* available. *Pre-order meals - Custom meals that can be ordered in advance by a diner so they are ready for pick up at a specific time. Typically these can be ordered online or by phone/text.

Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[YES]
Additional information

Separately prepared meals are available through our online ordering portal and can be made to order on designated allergy-friendly equipment. The online menu provides a variety of allergy-friendly dishes such as pizza, pasta, burritos and wraps that can be ordered and picked up with at least 24 hours advanced notice.

Allergy-Friendly Station

6. We have an allergy-friendly station*. *Allergy-friendly station - A food station where specific ingredients are banned, typically including many or all items in the Top 8 allergens and gluten.

Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station?
[YES]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Sesame
Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
How often?
at least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
We developed our own food allergy training.
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101 (top 8, plus sesame), celiac disease (gluten), symptoms of allergic reactions, food sensitivities, preventing cross-contact, preparing allergy-friendly foods, assisting students with food allergy questions, labeling food allergies, how to make a "Fresh Plate", emergency response protocols

Additional information

All managers and chefs are certified through the AllerTrain food allergy program (dietitian on staff is an AllerTrain Master Trainer). Food-service workers receive formal food allergy training quarterly in addition to in-unit training whenever a need for education is identified.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?

8. We have a registered dietitian* on staff. *Registered dietitian - Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who are often tasked with helping students with food allergies navigate the dining halls.

Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[YES]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[NO]
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food

10. We have inclusive resident life programs* including food. *Inclusive resident life programs - Programs in the resident halls often include food. Inclusive resident life programs will offer students with food allergies the opportunity to request safe food alternatives for events they attend in the dorms.

Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[YES]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

Students work closely with their Resident Assistant (RA) and Resident Fellow (RF) to ensure safe food is provided. Residential events catered by R&DE Stanford Dining can accommodate food allergy and special diet requests.

Additional information

Ricker Dining Hall has been Stanford's nut sensitive dining hall for more than 10 years. No matter which residential community you reside in, you can choose to eat some or all of your meals at Ricker. Students with peanut and tree nut allergies can request housing near Ricker in FroSoCo (Freshman Sophomore College) through the Office of Accessible Education (OAE).

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments

11. We offer accommodations for roommate assignments. *Every accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A housing accommodation cannot be guaranteed prior to an individual evaluation.

Accommodations for roommate assignments
[YES]
[YES]
How does the school provide accommodations?
trying to match students with food allergies for room assignments upon request
facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies upon request
working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
All housing accommodation requests must go through the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). Incoming students should indicate their need for food allergy accommodations on their Approaching Stanford forms.
Where can students get more information?
Office of Accessible Education (OAE)
650-723-1066
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[YES]
Other departments a student should contact?

For dining related accommodations (not including meal plan exemptions), students should also contact the Residential & Dining Enterprises Nutritionist (nutritionist@stanford.edu).

How can a student submit a request?

Step 1 - Provide documentation (obtain current documentation from a medical doctor) Step 2 - Complete OAE Intake Form & submit Request for Dining Accommodations form to R&DE Step 3 - Meet with Disability Adviser and R&DE Nutritionist

Additional Information

Check out our guide to food allergies at Stanford: https://rde-stanford-edu.s3.amazonaws.com/Dining/PDF/FoodAllergiesBroch….

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
allergy testing and diagnosis
seasonal allergy shots
we have an allergy clinic on campus
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response

13. We have stock, undesignated epinephrine* available for emergency response. *Stock, undesignated epinephrine - Epinephrine that is prescribed to a college or university rather than to a particular student. This epinephrine is kept on hand to use for any student that experiences anaphylaxis.

Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[NO]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[SOME]
Who are the emergency responders?
on-campus emergency responders
city emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
Contact Info
Disability Staff Contact
Office of Accessible Education
650-723-1066

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