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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

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]
Other so_ing_info_avail_other
Bite app
Specific areas

All stations have ingredient information available, one just needs to ask our staff.

Additional Information

Big 8 plus gluten are posted, full ingredients available quickly on request. All ingredients reviewed annually nationally. Every label is read every time for allergen safe areas.

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]
Other _ss_ing_info_avail_othe
Bite app
Specific areas

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

Additional Information

Big 8 plus gluten are posted, full ingredients available quickly on request. All ingredients reviewed annually nationally. Every label read every time for allergen safe areas.

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]
Additional information

Full ingredient information is available on request. For those avoiding gluten, one can obtain a GF bread or roll from designated refrigerator, go to the grill or deli and have your item prepared in a separate pan if applicable, or deli meat from back up with glove change. Staff member builds sandwich using your plate as the surface to avoid cross-contact

Self-Serve Areas

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

Self-Serve Areas
[YES]
Additional Information

All ingredients used at our Simple Servings stations are stored in separate locations. Foods are prepared in segregated areas to minimize the chance of cross contamination. Staff is trained using Allertrain program.

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?
[NO]
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
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
allium family
Additional Information

Simple Servings is staffed with a server at all times. Guests are not permitted to self-serve in order to minimize cross-contact.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
How often?
when hired
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Managers are trained on: • Recognizing anaphylaxis • Proper treatment for anaphylaxis • University policies regarding emergency response for anaphylaxis • Which first responders respond to anaphylactic reactions and whether they carry epinephrine Non-managerial dining staff are trained on: • Recognizing anaphylaxis • How to respond to anaphylaxis in accordance with university policies

Additional information

Dietitian Amber Johnson works with staff training onsite and Allertrain Master Trainer Beth Winthrop conducts Allertrain certification via webex. Opening meeting for Fall semester will include allergy training for all staff. Majority of our current staff are already trained.

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?

Hall Directors have a list of residents with dietary restrictions. They work to accommodate these students' needs.

Additional information

Housing officials are becoming more aware of dietary needs/restrictions and are very willing to accommodate residents.

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]
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?
[YES]
Where can students get more information?
Additional information

Housing works diligently to accommodate roommate assignments. An accommodation cannot be guaranteed before an individual discusses their particular case with Housing.

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?

Housing, Dining Services

How can a student submit a request?

email dsinfo@gatech.edu, or apply for services at disabilityservices.gatech.edu

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
seasonal allergy shots
we have an allergy clinic on campus
Dietitian 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?
designated, trained staff to help administer a student’s epinephrine or stock, undesignated epinephrine in an emergency
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
Additional Information

GTPD officers do not carry epinephrine, but they are trained on how to use an EpiPen. For anaphylactic emergencies, we call Grady EMS.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Amber Johnson, MS, RDN, LD
404 894 9980
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated:
September 20, 2017

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