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University of Vermont

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]
Specific areas

Stirfry stations, grill, deli, omelet bars

Additional Information

Recipes are available upon request, can make special dietary requests to omit allergen containing ingredients or use separate cooking equipment.

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]
Specific areas

All self-serve hot food areas, pizza, soups, salad/sandwich bars, Belgian waffles, bakery/desserts

Additional Information

Bakery items have all ingredients listed as well as identification of the top 8 allergens. Recipes/full ingredients for other items 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]
Additional information

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.

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

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.

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
MSG
Additional Information

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.

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
In-house allergy in-services as needed
What topics are covered?

Top 8 and celiac disease, preventing cross contact, recognition of anaphylaxis and university policy on responding to food allergy reaction.

Additional information

All managers and chefs are certified in Allertrain U, many supervisors have also been 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?

Contact Registered Dietitian or Dining Services about special dietary needs. Gluten free products allergen friendly options are generally available on request at event.

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?
trying to match students with food allergies for room assignments upon request
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
Accessibility Services
Where can students get more information?
Sharon Mone (Director)
http://www.uvm.edu/access/?Page=housing/housing.html
802-656-7753
Additional information

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.

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?

Dining Services can also initiate process. Contact Registered Dietitian at 802-656-3566.

How can a student submit a request?

Via email to Student Accessibility Services or to Dining.

Additional Information

Accessibility services works with dining and residential life to provide accommodations.

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
seasonal allergy shots
we have an allergy clinic on campus
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
Additional information

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.

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
on-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Sharon Mone (Director)
802-656-7753
Last updated:
March 3, 2017

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