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.
Champions Choice, Smashburger, Mongolian Grill, Lunch Box, Sparky's
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.
The salad bar and dessert bar.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
At Smashburger, staff is trained to change gloves and prepare a clean work space to make a burger if asked. At Sparky's, a Tex - Mex item can be created with clean gloves and using extra stock as well.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
The salad bar is set up with high - risk foods lumped together
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.
Liberty was the first college to have a Simple Servings station in the residential dining hall. We also have a gluten free bakery that supplies baked goods for Reber - Thomas and retail locations across campus.
7. We train dining services staff members.
anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, recipe accuracy
Staff working in the Simple Servings area receive additional food allergy training. All management has ServSafe certification and AllerTrain training.
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.
Some RAs would are open to make changes.
RAs are not specifically trained in food allergies, but there are other programs and services around campus that assist students with this.
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.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Student should submit forms via the Office of Disability Academic Support.
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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.
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