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.
Deli, Action Station, Flex
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.
Due to COVID-19 protocol, all self-serve areas will be served. These areas include salad bar, nosh bar, condiment areas, fruit, soup and baked potato, deli, cereal.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Deli bar, Simple Servings, action station and grill (designated pans), Pizza (separate utensils)
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Due to COVID-19 protocol, all self-serve areas will be served.
These areas include salad bar, nosh bar, condiment areas, fruit, soup, and baked potato, deli, cereal, My Zone
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.
Pre-order meals may be available as a formal accommodation
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.
Loyola University has a Simple Servings station in the residential dining hall.
We also have a My Zone where students can find gluten-free and nut-free items including breads, cereals, desserts, microwave, and toaster.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, recipe accuracy
100% of managers are AllerTrain U certified.
Staff working at Simple Servings receives additional food allergy 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.
Non-perishable items are purchased through third-party purchasing options. Food cooking demonstrations or other similar programs, food is provided and managed by Sodexo staff
Special attention is given to students who have kitchens and traditionally smaller meal plans such as upperclassman students, students living off-campus, and students living on the Broadway campus.
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.
Loyola University New Orleans provides accommodations through the Office for Accessible Education (OAE). Students are required to make a formal request for accommodation by completing an Accommodation Request Form and meeting with an Accessibility Counselor to discuss their needs.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Student's may be referred to Dining Services, but should first contact the Office of Accessible Education.
Student's should follow procedures found the Loyola Office of Accessible Education website (http://success.loyno.edu/accessible-education/students-seeking-register)
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.
First, call the Loyola University Police Department. Depending on the situation, they may dispatch the Tulane EMS or New Orleans EMS