Kansas State 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
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
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

All made-to-order stations have ingredient information available upon request.

Additional Information

Registered Dietitians are available to answer any questions about ingredient information in our all-you-care-to-eat dining centers. Our staff can provide a fresh menu item that has not been at risk of cross contact 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
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
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

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

Additional Information

All students with food allergies are informed to use caution when eating from self-service areas, and to be aware of the potential for cross contact. Upon request, our dining operations will provide a fresh menu item that has not been at risk of cross contact.

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

We accommodate menu requests in any made-to-order station, depending on the individual's specific dietary needs.

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

Our dining services operations have established procedures for the layout of self-service areas in an attempt to minimize cross contact on the line.

Additional Information

We do not guarantee that our self-serve items are free from cross contact, but we recommend students request fresh menu items that are free from cross-contact. 

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

We offer an "On-The-Go" option along with our dining meal plans. Accommodations can be made for students with food allergies when they order their meal in person.

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
Wheat
Soy
Gluten
Additional Information

Our dietitians work one-on-one with individuals who inform our staff of their dietary needs. We can make accommodations for any food allergy or intolerance brought to our attention.

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?
We developed our own food allergy training.
Our team of registered dietitians use their resources to develop training programs for students and full-time staff.
What topics are covered?

Our food allergy training covers: food allergy 101, allergies versus intolerance and their reactions, what is anaphylaxis, emergency procedures, cross-contact versus cross contamination, safe food handling, and college and university policies.

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
[YES]
What training?
a university-developed training
Our Registered Dietitians used their pool of resources to develop a training specifically for the RAs at Kansas State University.
What topics are covered?

In this RA training, we cover the topics of Food Allergy 101, symptoms of allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, what is Celiac Disease, Other medical or religious dietary needs, what is cross contact, Kansas State University Housing & Dining Policies and Procedures, how to connect students with a registered dietitian, looking for signs of student success, and empathy training.

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?

If the student makes their allergy known to their RA, the necessary accommodations can be made. 

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?
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?

Students may either contact the Housing and Dining Services department directly, or they could go through the Student Access Center. 

How can a student submit a request?

Go to the student access center page. Click on the student tab and then click on accommodations. From there, you can find the required forms to complete and return for the Student Access Center to process your request. 

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
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?
on-campus emergency responders
city emergency responders
county 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
on-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Student Access Center
785-532-6441
Last updated:
October 17, 2019

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