Our allergen-friendly stations are equipped to prepare made-to-order items and it is recommended that students use these stations for made-to-order items. Staff are trained to follow certain policies and procedures when food allergies are disclosed.
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.
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.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Students wishing to eat from our self-serve stations are encouraged to request a serving from behind the line.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Our allergen-friendly stations are equipped to be able to prepare meals on request.
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.
We have an allergen-friendly station located in each of our all-you-care-to-eat dining facilities. These stations are operated by dedicated staff and take extra precautions for allergen safety.
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.
Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, college and university policies, identifying major allergens, food label reading, etc.
Every employee receives basic food allergy training when hired and at least once per semester. Topics covered are top 8 allergens, avoiding cross-contact, signs of an allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, and how to respond to a food allergic reaction. Managers of the Dining Halls are AllerTrain certified and FARECheck Certified. Designated employees for our Allergen-Friendly stations undergo additional training on policies, procedures, and allergen safety.
7. We train dining services staff members.
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.
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.
The Office of Accessibility is the primary contact for student accommodation needs.
Students can communicate with the Office of Accessibility by phone, email, Zoom appointment, or in-person meeting. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Office of Accessibility encourages students to submit documentation as early as possible.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
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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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