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.
All short-order stations have ingredient information available.
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.
All self-serve areas have ingredient information available.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Please inform the server about your food allergies before placing an order so that appropriate accommodations can be made.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Back of the house procedures are in place to prevent cross-contact during food preparation. Students are able to request food items from back-up pans or can make requests prior to meal service. Cleaning procedures are in place to prevent spills.
It is important to notify a staff member before utilizing a self-serve area as there is a risk of cross-contact from other diners utilizing the space.
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.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, University policies
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.
If RAs utilize catering from Michigan Dining, we can provide full ingredient and allergy information at every event.
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.
Yes, students should contact dining (if living on campus) and the Dean of Student’s office.
Students can register with SSD by visiting their website and should also email MDining dietitians at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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