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Tulane 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 stations, including the grill and deli, have ingredient information available.

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 stations have ingredient information available.

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 SOME STATIONS]
Specific areas

At the deli, staff is trained wash hands, change gloves, and pull from the back-up containers if a student notifies them of a special dietary need. Each sandwich is made on a clean plate, no other cooking equipment is used when preparing sandwiches at the 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 have separate serving equipment for each ingredient, and are cleaned regularly. The salad bar groups like-allergen-containing ingredients together. The dessert stations have separate serving equipment for each dessert

Additional Information

We utilize barrier methods, including cutting boards, for all procedures. Staff is trained to properly sanitize their preparation space and wash their hands between ingredients.

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
Additional Information

Tulane University has a "Simple Servings" and "My Zone" station. These areas are protected from cross-contact and accessible to all students in the dining hall.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[SOME]
Who?
managers
chefs
registered dietitian
hourly staff
Simple Servings staff is required to have training.
How often?
at least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
Food Allergy training developed by Sodexo
What topics are covered?

Seriousness of food allergies, intolerance, and celiac disease; proper cleaning methods to avoid cross-contact; preventing cross-contact; signs of and emergency response to anaphylaxis and food allergic reactions.

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?

Inform resident life staff of their special dietary need.

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?
facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies upon request
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
Tulane Housing and Resident Life
504-865-5724
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?

Auxiliary Services

How can a student submit a request?

Contacting the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility or Auxiliary Services.

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
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
[SOME]
Who are the emergency responders?
city emergency responders
Additional information

Staff is trained to leave the student sitting or lying down, to remain with the student, and to inform the emergency responders to bring epinephrine.

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
Goldman Center for Student Accessibility
504-862-8433

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