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Marist College

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]
Other so_ing_info_avail_other
Bite app
Specific areas

Grill, Deli, Pizza - information is available in all areas.

Additional Information

Short-order items such as burgers should be prepared back-of-house for students allergic to milk, wheat, soy, or other allergens commonly found at the grill. The chefs and cooks are happy to oblige.

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]
Other _ss_ing_info_avail_othe
The "Bite" app lists nutritionals and Top 8 allergens in a mobile platform.
Specific areas

All areas. The only items not labeled are single-ingredient items such as fruits and vegetables.

Additional Information

Although ingredient information is easily available from the online menu, the Bite app, and signage throughout dining, it is important for students to consider the self-serve environment, and request a portion of the allergen-free food from back-up if it is served in proximity to allergens of concern to them.

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]
Additional information

Grill items are specially prepared for students back-of-house on request, and can be pre-arranged to minimize wait time. Students assemble their own sandwiches using the breads, meats, and condiments cut fresh daily and provided for them in the "My Zone" restricted-access kitchen.

Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[YES]
Additional Information

The My Zone special diet kitchen is access-protected for the use of food allergic students. Self-serve areas such as the salad bar are organized so that allergen-free foods like salad greens are served separately. Students are encouraged to request items from a self-serve environment from back-up.

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

The My Zone diet kitchen is restricted to food allergic students who are given swipe access. It provides hot meals free of the "top 8" allergens except that fish is allowed. Shelf-stable and refrigerated items free from gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts are also provided in this area, sandwich meats sliced fresh daily, gluten-free breads and desserts. Students may also store their own items in individual cubbies in the My Zone - both shelf-stable and refrigerated. These items must be free of gluten, peanuts and treenuts as well. If you are touring the campus, please make arrangements with Chef Anthony to tour the My Zone area while visiting dining.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
How often?
Other (please specify)
At the start of each semester (twice a year)
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
We developed our own food allergy training.
Sodexo allergy training
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101, symptoms of food allergy reaction, emergency procedures, avoiding cross-contact in food storage, preparation, and service, importance of following recipes, proper signage, communication, etc.

Additional information

Each of our cooks and chefs has received careful training on food allergies and prevention of cross contact. They are also trained in the Customer Experience, and understand that it is important for food allergic students to be safe, and to also feel welcomed and included in the college dining experience. The more the culinary team interacts with food allergic students, the better the student experience.

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?

Students should work with their resident advisor, and can also request dining support if catering is involved.

Additional information

Resident advisor training is in the works.

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
working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
[YES]
Where can students get more information?
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
[NO]
Additional Information

It is the mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility to provide individualized support to students with disabilities to ensure access to a complete education, to promote full independence in the academic environment and the greater society, and to increase awareness and sensitivity of the campus and community of the need of individuals with disabilities. https://www.marist.edu/accommodations-accessibility/

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
seasonal allergy shots
Registered dietitian in health services works closely with dining.
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
[YES]
Who are the emergency responders?
city emergency responders
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
Additional Information

First responders carry epinephrine. Hospital is right across the street.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact

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