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.
Grill, deli, salad bar
Please refer to the food allergy brochure on the UWEC dining website. https://www.uwec.edu/Dining/locations/upload/PDF-399.pdf
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.
Even if the online information and product signs indicate that the item is free of your allergen, please ask our staff to give you a portion from back-up if there are other items nearby. For instance, if you are allergic to milk, please let us make your salad in the back of the house. https://www.uwec.edu/Dining/locations/upload/PDF-399.pdf
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Please refer to the allergy brochure on the UWEC dining website and talk to Chef Debbie Allen to develop an plan based on your individual situation. https://www.uwec.edu/Dining/locations/upload/PDF-399.pdf
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Please allow us to make your item in the back of the house, or to provide you with a portion that has not been exposed to a self-serve environment.
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.
Please refer to the allergy brochure on the UWEC dining website and work with Chef Debbie Allen to develop a communication and meal plan based on your individual situation. https://www.uwec.edu/Dining/locations/upload/PDF-399.pdf
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.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Managers go through the full Allertrain certification training. Staff are trained on recognizing symptoms of allergic reaction, how to answer allergy-related questions, the importance of accurate signage and following recipes, how to prevent cross-contact, and other topics.
We take food allergies very seriously. Front-line staff are trained to get help from a manager.
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.
This is in our future plans. Currently, students should make their needs known to their resident advisor prior to an 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.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Housing and residence life will refer students to SSD.
Students can Fax, email or mail paperwork that describes a documented disability by a licensed provider that states the functional limitations caused by the diagnosis. Paperwork for “Medical Disabilities” is available under “Documents” on the SSD webpage. Accommodations are discussed with the student to determine reasonable accommodations for living and classroom environments in order to provide an equitable learning experience.
The SSD office collaborates with other campus offices, specifically Housing and Residence Life, to determine reasonable accommodations based on provider recommendations.
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.
See what our emergency response policy allows for >