Grinnell College

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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, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Other
Available at a computer station located in the dining hall.
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, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Other
Available at a computer station located in the dining hall.
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 some stations]
Specific areas

The Honor G Grill venue has an allergen kit with designated purple equipment for preparing allergen friendly foods upon request.

The Sautee/Pasta venue also has an allergen kit with designated purple equipment for preparing allergen friendly foods upon request. Separate sauce and utensils are used for serving with the gluten-free pasta.

 

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 some areas]
Specific areas

We have a "nut station" to separate all room temperature items containing peanuts or tree nuts (excluding coconut), such as desserts, breakfast pastries, granola and nut butters.

The Gluten-Free venue has bold signage to indicate the food served is for students with a medical need for GF food. Instructions for using the GF station correctly are posted. There is also a physical barrier as a visual cue for students to read the sign before entering. Separate condiments, GF breads and GF cereals are kept here to separate them from venues with gluten containing foods. The food preparation area is cleaned before GF food is prepared. Some separate equipment is maintained for preparing GF foods.

 

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?
[Yes]
Additional information

These meals are available to preapproved students with a documented medical need, such as food allergies and intolerances.

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(s) that is free from specific allergens?
[Yes]
What is the station free from?
Gluten
Additional Information

How to Use NetNutrition® to Manage Your Food Allergy

  • Find food allergens/intolerances listed on the left side of the page.
  • Check the box next to the food allergens/intolerances you must avoid.
  • Items containing these allergens/intolerances will be deleted from your menu choices. For example, if you checked the allergen/intolerance box for milk, only items that do not contain milk will appear on the list of food choices.
Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, some staff]
Who?
Managers
Chefs
Registered dietitian
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
[Not answered]
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?
[Not answered]
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
[No]
[No]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Where can students get more information?
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]
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
[Not answered]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
September 8, 2021
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