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Saint Mary's College

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
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

omelet bar,  grill, deli, specialty bars (global, vegan, pop-up)

Additional Information

Top 8 allergens are listed on our on-line menu at saintmarys.sodexomyway.com

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
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

salad bar, pasta bar, pizza, desserts, and all other self-serve areas

Additional Information

Self-serve areas can have a risk of allergen cross-contact.  Please ask for assistance in having us serve you a portion from back-up.  For example, the self-serve salad bar has many milk-containing items, so milk-allergic students should request their salad be made for them in the kitchen. 

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]
Additional information

For milk-allergic students, you may request an omelet made from whole eggs in a separate pan with vegetables from back-up.  On the grill, you may order a hamburger made in a separate pan in the kitchen, rather than the flat-top grill.   The "My Zone" area also provides gluten-free bread and sandwich fillings, so students do not have to use the regular deli. 

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 SOME AREAS]
Specific areas

Self-serve areas do have precautions in place, such as assuring that each item has a separate utensil, and wiping up spills. We also lay out our salad bar with plain vegetables at one end, and top allergen-containing foods at the other.

 Since self-serve areas are prone to cross-contact from other customers, please ask us to assist you with a serving from our back-up in the kitchen.

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]
Additional information

Our special Simple Servings and My Zone stations accommodate nearly all students with food allergies.  If students need to request a different item, they may work with the chef. 

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
Additional Information

Saint Mary's "food-forward" Simple Servings station puts the cook preparing the food out front interacting with students.  Students watch their food being prepared for them, and served to them by the cook.  Simple Servings is open to all students, so allows food allergic students to have a very comfortable social experience in dining, without feeling singled out.  Students are not allowed to serve themselves, or to bring other foods over to Simple Servings, preventing cross-contact.  All ingredients at the station are free of 7 of the top 8 allergens and gluten.   

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
How often?
at least once a year
employees are also trained on allergies during their initial orientation
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Allertrain encompasses food allergies, celiac, food intolerances, anaphylaxis, policies, legislation, emergency management, and practical tips on communication, preventing cross-contact, cleaning, properly following recipes, and ensuring signage is accurate.

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?

Bring requests through student life or dining

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?
working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
students may request a single room
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Where can students get more information?
Office of residence life
574-284-4522
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]
How can a student submit a request?

see directions on website under student life; students with disabilities.

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
[YES]
Who are the emergency responders?
Notre Dame emergency services
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
Dining Services Staff Contact
Beth Winthrop, national dietitian
401-465-4084
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated:
September 7, 2018

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