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 upon request
At least one Resident Food Allergy Expert is scheduled on each shift. Resident Food Allergy Experts have completed the Food Allergies and Celiac Disease Training for Chefs and Managers. This training course has been certified by FARECheck.
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 stations have ingredient information available upon customer request
We are constantly checking our nutrition and allergen labeling for accuracy.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Foods prepared at the FYUL station are free of the top 8 food allergens and prepared on designated equipment to avoid cross-contact. Designated appliances are directly behind the FYUL station to prevent cross-contact during transport.
All Chefs and Managers are required to complete Food Allergy and Celiac Disease training, certified by FARECheck and understand procedures to avoid cross-contact.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
FYUL, nut-free zone, salad bar, panini press
The FYUL station provides packaged allergen-free pantry items to be prepared in a designated allergen-free toaster.
The entire dining hall is nut-free with the exception of one area that offers peanut butter and Nutella as condiments.
Each salad topping has a designated serving utensil for self-service.
Deli papers are provided near the panini press to wrap sandwiches before pressing.
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.
A student may meet with the dietitian and executive chef to discuss allergy accommodations and any pre-order meals that may be required
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.
The allergy-friendly (FYUL) station serves 4 hot items, and four cold items for lunch and dinner every day. Allergy-friendly pizza offered daily. Allergy-friendly ice cream and other allergy-friendly desserts offered upon request.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, procedures for cleaning equipment, Celiac disease, etc.
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.
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.
All students seeking accommodations come through the Disability Services Office.
Students need to provide appropriate documentation from a licensed physician to the Disability Services Office. Students can email, call, or stop in the office to make an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator.
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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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