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Kent State University

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
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All made-to-order meals and items served in our residential dining facilities will be accompanied by a nutrition card identifier that displays ingredient information and an allergen statement.

 

 

 

Additional Information

Weekly menus for the residential dining locations are posted online with ingredient information and allergen statement at: www.kent.campusdish.com. If nutritional information is not available, students may request information from a dining services director, manager, chef, or registered dietitian.

 

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
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

Soup and hot cereal stations have ingredient information and allergen statements posted on nutrition card identifiers located at the station.

Additional Information

Self-serve areas, such as salad bars, will not have ingredient information (i.e. lettuce, tomato, carrots, etc). Ingredient information and allergen statement for self-serve areas available upon request.  

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, IN ALL STATIONS]
Self-Serve Areas

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

Self-Serve Areas
[YES, IN ALL AREAS]
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?
[YES]
Additional information

Students with food allergies and special dietary needs can meet with a Registered Dietitian or management staff to be provided with the phone numbers of our dining facilities for call ahead meals. Students must give culinary staff minimum one hour to prepare their meals. Pre-order meals will be prepared at an allergen solution prep station that is worry-free from seven of the top eight major allergens.  

 

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 True Balance station at Eastway Cafe is designed to assist students with food allergies to make safe and healthy choices while dining on campus. All of the foods in this station are prepared without seven of the top eight most common food allergens, including wheat, soy, eggs, milk, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts.  The True Balance station also excludes gluten-containing items such as rye and barely. Meals served at the True Balance station are prepared in an allergen-free area of the kitchen, including secluded storage areas to eliminate chance of cross-contact. Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal regardless of their food allergy.

 

Kent State University is honored to be the first Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Certified full dining location on a college campus in the U.S. Located in Prentice Hall, Prentice Cafe will give students an entirely new perception of eating healthy, gluten-free foods. Prentice Cafe prides itself in being a safe-zone for students with gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
How often?
at least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
We developed our own food allergy training.
What topics are covered?

Topics covered in training include, but are not limited to:

-definition of a food allergy and food intolerance

-Top 8 Allergen Foods

-Allergen-free vs. Allergen Friendly

-Food allergy reactions, symptoms, and anaphylaxis

-University Dining Services Policies

-Allergen food labeling

-Preventing cross-contact

-How to accommodate guests with food allergies

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 are recommended to talk to staff involved in program preparation. They may also request food label information.

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]
How does the school provide accommodations?
See below.
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
Student Accessability Services (SAS) works with students on accommodations and will inform housing services of the needs. Housing services then facilitates the accommodations.
Where can students get more information?
Student Accessability Services (SAS)
330-672-3391
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
[YES]
Other departments a student should contact?

Employment accommodations should be submitted to the Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.  

How can a student submit a request?

If you are a student enrolled in courses at the Kent Campus, have a documented disability, and are requesting disability-related accommodations, your first step is to register with SAS. The SAS office engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

You can register with SAS at any time during the semester, but we recommend you do so prior to the start of your first semester at Kent State University. In most cases, accommodations are not applied retroactively which is why we recommend completing your registration with our office early. Some accommodations (e.g. housing needs, closed-captioned videos) take additional time to put in place so please make sure to plan accordingly.

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
seasonal allergy shots
we have an allergy clinic on campus
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm
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?
on-campus emergency responders
city emergency responders
Kent Police and Kent Fire Department
Additional information

Paramedics are first responders and do carry epinephrine. Police Officers do not carry epinephrine.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
330-672-3391
Last updated:
April 16, 2018

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