Providence 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
[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

We have ingredient information for the top 8 allergens posted and full ingredients available upon request available at all made-to-order stations. 

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, Pizza, Soup, Bakery and Bread stations have signs listing top 8 allergens and additional ingredient information is available upon request. 

Additional Information

We do not offer peanuts or tree nuts in our cooking in the dining hall, however we do offer individual cups of peanut butter is available to students near the bread station.

 

**Self-serve stations are temporarily replaced with a staff member to comply with COVID related restrictions. 

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 SOME STATIONS]
Specific areas

Simple Servings station, this station does not use 7 of the top 8 allergens and gluten in its cooking. The only top allergen it will on occasion serve is fish. The equipment for this station is designated for this station only so this lowers the risk for cross contact with other stations.

 

Additional information

All of the Dining Halls Management, Cooks and Servers are trained in Allertrain food allergy training. They also participate in ongoing training to maintain knowledge. Food service staff are trained to take cross-contact precautions, such as washing hands and putting on clean food-handler gloves. Students with food allergies may request a meal made in advance prepared on separate equipment.

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 SOME AREAS]
Specific areas

Our self serve options include: Bakery, breads, cereal, Pizza, Grill, Soup, Salad and U-Cook. Separate utensils are used for each item. We do not offer peanuts or tree nuts in our cooking in the dining hall, individual portion cups of peanut butter is available to students near the bread station. Out of abundance of caution, self serve meals are typically a high risk for cross contact and for this reason best avoided for those with food allergies.

Additional Information

We ask all students with food allergies to meet with our Dining Registered Dietitian so that as a team, they can come up with an action plan for safest foods to eat and which it would be best to avoid. Each consultation is individualized to what works best for each student. 

**Self-serve stations are temporarily replaced with a staff member to comply with COVID related restrictions. 

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 may request a meal made in advance prepared on separate equipment. 

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 Simple Servings station is a hot meal and stir fry station that offers a different entree for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. This is open to all students with no special card access required. 

We also offer My Zone, which is a "pantry" that is free of Peanut, Tree Nut, Wheat and Gluten. This is a locked pantry that requires special accommodations to access. This area has a full size refrigerator, and cooking equipment that is designated for this station only.

These stations are located in the main dining hall on campus.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Food allergy, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross contact, gluten sensitivity, cleaning and sanitizing

Additional information

We expect students with food allergies to inform the cooks or servers prior to placing their meals. Our cooks and servers are trained in food allergies however there is always a manager on duty available to answer any questions! 

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
[NOT ANSWERED]
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?
[NOT ANSWERED]
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
[NO]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
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]
How can a student submit a request?

To submit a request for access to My Zone because of Celiac disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Peanut allergy, and/or Tree nut allergy follow the steps below: • Have your healthcare provider fill out the Medical Documentation Form. And fill out an online Accommodation Request Form •

Once these forms are submitted you will be contacted by Student Disability Services with notice of approval or denial of the request. • Students asking for accommodations are required to meet with the registered dietitian so she can give you an orientation and show you the areas that will fit your dietary needs.

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]
Additional information

Dining Services does not carry stock undesignated epinephrine, please always carry your Epi Pen on you when dining on or off campus. 

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[NO]
Who are the emergency responders?
on-campus emergency responders
city emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
on-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Contact Info
Disability Staff Contact
Dr. James Campbell
401-865-2676
Last updated:
August 7, 2020

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