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.
Stirfry stations, grill, deli, omelet bars
Recipes are available upon request, can make special dietary requests to omit allergen containing ingredients or use separate cooking equipment.
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 hot food areas, pizza, soups, salad/sandwich bars, Belgian waffles, bakery/desserts
Bakery items have all ingredients listed as well as identification of the top 8 allergens. Recipes/full ingredients for other items available upon request.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Employees have been trained on proper procedures to reduce risk of cross contact, including washing hands, changing gloves, using clean cooking equipment, and using separate utensils/serving equipment/cutting boards.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Students may request items available in self service areas to come from the "back up" rather than off of the line. Allergen containing items are generally grouped together, croutons/crackers kept separate from salad/soup station, no peanuts/treenuts on salad bars.
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.
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.
Simple Servings, our allergy-friendly station has separate storage, preparation, and service area. Dedicated cookware and utensils are used in this area. This station is served by staff and customers must take a clean plate. Staff has been certified in Allertrain U and in-house allergy training.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Top 8 and celiac disease, preventing cross contact, recognition of anaphylaxis and university policy on responding to food allergy reaction.
All managers and chefs are certified in Allertrain U, many supervisors have also been certified.
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.
Contact Registered Dietitian or Dining Services about special dietary needs. Gluten free products allergen friendly options are generally available on request at event.
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.
After reviewing the student’s request and documentation of disability, SAS will make a recommendation regarding appropriate accommodations to Residential Life. Accommodations are granted based on level of necessity and space availability. Not every request for an accommodation, such as a private room, will be granted.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Dining Services can also initiate process. Contact Registered Dietitian at 802-656-3566.
Via email to Student Accessibility Services or to Dining.
Accessibility services works with dining and residential life to provide accommodations.
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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.
It is our policy that in the event of a serious food allergy reaction, 911 will be called and the student will be transported to the emergency room.
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