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University of Mount Union

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
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
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

Deli, Pizza, Homestyle, Grill, International, Pasta, Salad, Allergen and Desserts

Additional Information

All of our staff members are allergen trained, so please don't hesitate to ask any of our staff if you have any questions.

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
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
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

Salad Bar, Allergen Bar, Pizza, Deli, Grill, Homestyle, Pasta and Desserts

Additional Information

All of our staff members are allergen trained, so please don't hesitate to ask any of our staff if you have any questions.

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]
Additional information

All stations are equipped with designated utensils, pans, etc. for this purpose.  They are all color-coded purple so that everyone knows what is safe.

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]
Additional Information

Signage alerts guests on use of designated purple utensils for their safe use.

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
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
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?
ServSafe Allergen by National Restaurant Association
What topics are covered?

Avoiding cross-contact, proper food handling, recognizing anaphylaxis, where allergens (i.e. gluten) are hidden

Additional information

Our Executive Chef and Resident Director are both ServSafe Allergen and AllerTrain certified. All other managers are ServSafe certified.  

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 can indicate on their incoming housing forms if they need accommodations.  We try to avoid most common allergens (although not necessarily gluten) when choosing foods for programs.

Additional information

I would encourage any student with a food allergy to register with the Office of Student Accessibility Services and also to discuss that information directly with their Residence Life staff members so that we are aware and better able to be inclusive and meet their needs.

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?
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?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
The Office of Student Accessibility Services processes these requests.
Where can students get more information?
Sara J. Sherer, Director of Residence Life
http://www.mountunion.edu/student-accessibility-services
330-823-7288
Additional information

New students indicate on their housing application if they have any need for accommodations. The Office of Residence Life then works with the Office of Student Accessibility, who processes those requests, and implements the recommendations of that office regarding how to best provide the accommodations that have been approved.  Returning students are asked to request their accommodations (new or continued) through the Office of Student Accessibility prior to the room lottery in the spring to ensure that any new needs are identified and that existing needs continue to be met.

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?

Students may also contact our food service provider, AVI Fresh, directly about food allergies.

How can a student submit a request?

Students submit accommodations requests (of all kinds, including those related to allergies) through the Office of Student Accessibility Services. The request form will be located online starting January 2019. At the current time, students can reach out to the office to obtain the written request form and/or talk with staff about their accommodations requests. Once we have received a request, we work with the student and our food service provider to ensure approved accommodations are provided.

Additional Information

Please be sure to reach out to use with questions about accommodations – we are happy to help!

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
seasonal allergy shots
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
[YES]
Where?
healthcare facilities
Exceptions?

Athletic Trainers keep epinephrine only for those who have a prescription and have provided it to them for administration.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[NO]
Who are the emergency responders?
city emergency responders
Additional information

For medical issues which require immediate assistance, we call on Alliance City Fire and Paramedics.  They are housed, conveniently, just one block from the campus so their response time is excellent.  Additionally, the Alliance City Hospital is a quick two blocks away so we are very fortunate to have quick access to first-rate medical assistance when there is a need.

Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
designated, trained staff to help administer a student’s epinephrine or stock, undesignated epinephrine in an emergency
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Ross Miltner, Director of Student Accessibility Services
330-823-7372
Last updated:
August 27, 2018

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