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 stations have ingredient information available via Zoutrition website or phone app
We encourage all students to download the Go Mizzou app with a link to Zoutrition which has complete ingredient information for all locations.
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 areas are accessible for ingredient information via our website or phone app
All information is easily accessible through our Zoutrition website or via the Go Mizzou phone app
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Our staff is trained to avoid cross contact in our made to order stations
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Dining services staff are trained to monitor self service areas for cross contact issues and quickly address those when observed
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.
Each residential unit has a sous chef and registered dietitian on staff.
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.
1+5+3 Salads and Soups in the Restaurants at Southwest has all allergy friendly items in bright green crocks for easy recognition/separation from other ingredients. This station is customizable--pick one green, five vegetables (allergy friendly), three proteins (in separate area and different color crocks). The server builds the salad to the customer's request.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food allergy general information (101), symptoms and what to do in a case of anaphylaxis, training in avoiding cross contact and what to do when it occurs.
We take food allergies very seriously and have worked with students who had food intolerances all the way to students with very strict dietary restrictions
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.
Basic information on allergy 101, symptoms of anaphylaxis, how to work with Campus Dining Services to accommodate requests
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.
Residence hall staff work with Campus Dining Services if questions or concerns
Our two departments work very well together to take care of our student needs
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.
Campus Dining Services and Residential Life work very closely together to take care of any student need
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Students are encouraged to work with the Disability Center but are not required to. We work directly with students within our Campus Dining Services department. Anyone can request an accommodation and it does not require a physician's statement.
Whenever questions arise, we work in close contact with our Disability Center in partnership to make sure the student receives the services they need.
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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.
University hospital is located on campus
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