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.
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.
Our dining service is a cook from scratch kitchen and chefs are able to provide information on exact ingredients used even though recipe may have been altered.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
All foods available in self-service areas can be requested from back up containers, rather than from the line.
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.
Requests are made via email and meals are available to pick up at requested time in dining hall.
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.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food allergy 101, safe storage process, avoiding cross contact, Bon Appetit and Wesleyan policies.
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.
9. We train our RA's.
Food allergy 101, symptoms of anaphylaxis, dealing with medical emergencies, preventative measures and accommodating students at events
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.
Students can contact event coordinator (if not the event is not in the student's own residence hall) to request accommodations.
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.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Requests typically begin with Access Services, but students may also speak with Davison Health or Dining Services.
Students begin the process by completing the online Notification Form (wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/disabilities/disabilities_notification.html).
Serving student with life threatening food allergies,celiac disease, and other dietary conditions is a priority at Wesleyan.
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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.
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
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