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.
We have the ability to provide ingredient information upon request.
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.
We have ingredient information available for all products upon request.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
We advise students with food allergies to request their food be prepared in the kitchen to lower cross-contact.
We suggest students with food allergies request their short-order items to be prepared in the kitchen to lower risk for cross-contact.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
The only self-serve area available is the soup / salad bar
We advise students with food allergies to request untouched salad bar items from the kitchen.
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.
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.
Our "My Zone" contains gluten-free, peanut-free and tree nut free packaged convenience items.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food Allergy 101, Avoiding cross-contact
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.
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 speak with the catering department in dining services to discuss the menu.
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.
The accommodation process begins in the office of accessibility resources.
As a residential college, Stonehill requires that all students living on campus participate in the meal plan available through the College's Dining Services. Virtually all students’ needs can be met through the standard meal plan options. However, students with conditions whose needs cannot be met through this process may request a meal plan accommodation. Stonehill’s Dining Services offers a wide variety of dining options capable of accommodating many different dietary needs, including allergies/intolerances and chronic health conditions. We recognize that students with special dietary needs already experience a more limited diet than those who do not, and are required to exert more time and effort in managing their diet than others; thus, every effort is made to provide helpful information to students who have to manage their diet when eating in the dining halls. For this reason, we require students who are requesting meal plan accommodations to schedule a cost-free meeting with the campus’s registered dietician to discuss your dietary restrictions and review all of the dining options as part of the request process. The goal of this process is to provide students the tools that they need to be active in the management of their allergy or food-related medical condition within th
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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.
The campus police do not currently carry epinephrine. The ambulance that is contacted carries epinephrine.
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