Mount Holyoke College

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items
Made-to-order items
[Yes, for some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

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.

Self-Serve Items
Self-Serve Items
[Yes, for some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

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.

Made-To-Order Areas
Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in some stations]
Additional information

We do not guarantee the accuracy of nutrition information.  Ingredient and nutrition content of foods may vary due to changes in product formulation, recipe substitutions, portion size and other factors. 

However, there is always a risk of contamination and the possibility that the manufacturer of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time and without notice.  Customers with concerns about food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Dining Services also operates its own bakery which is not “nut free” and therefore cannot guarantee that there will not be cross-contamination.  Any customer concerned about food ingredients should be aware of these risks and proactive about their food choices.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the customer to decide whether to eat certain foods.

 

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Self-Serve Areas
Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in some areas]
Additional Information

We do not guarantee the accuracy of nutrition information.  Ingredient and nutrition content of foods may vary due to changes in product formulation, recipe substitutions, portion size and other factors. 

However, there is always a risk of contamination and the possibility that the manufacturer of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time and without notice.  Customers with concerns about food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Dining Services also operates its own bakery which is not “nut free” and therefore cannot guarantee that there will not be cross-contamination.  Any customer concerned about food ingredients should be aware of these risks and proactive about their food choices.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the customer to decide whether to eat certain foods.

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Pre-Order Meals
Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[Yes]
Additional information

In some cases,  Dining Services can institute a program to reasonably accommodate your medically restricted dietary needs that would include modified / alternative food preparation and products. 

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.

Allergy-Friendly Station
Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station(s) that is free from specific allergens?
[Not answered]

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.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?
Dining services staff trained?
[Not answered]

7. We train dining services staff members.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?
Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[No]

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.

Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained
RA’s trained
[Not answered]

9. We train our RA's.

Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food
Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Not answered]

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.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments
ROLLUP - Accommodations for roommate assignments
[Not answered]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Where can students get more information?
413-538-2088

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.

Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests
Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[Yes]
How can students submit an accommodations request?

If you have a food allergy or a medically related dietary condition, you will need to register with AccessAbility Services and call to schedule an intake appointment at 413-538-2634.  After you have met with AccessAbility Services,  you will need to contact Katie Gay, Dining Services menu coordinator, at ext. 2100 to discuss your special dietary requirements and bring your approved letter of accommodation.

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Health Services
What health services are offered?
Seasonal allergy shots

See what health services we offer >

Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[Not answered]

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.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine
Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Rich Perna
413-538-2100
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
June 12, 2021
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