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.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
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.
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.
A rotating variety of entrée style menu selections free of the top 8 major allergens
7. We train dining services staff members.
We train our food service staff on the severity of food allergies. This training includes instruction on food allergies, including food products that contain allergens, cross-contamination and proper food storage and preparation.
We adhere to ServSafe practices to avoid cross-contamination and cross-contact.
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.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
- Students must provide current and appropriate medical documentation to the Director of Health Services to support their request for a medically necessary diet.
- Students will be asked to sign a release so that this information can be related to Dining Services.
- Students will be required to meet with the Director of Dining Services to discuss their needs, take a tour of the kitchen, and learn of the food options available to them.
- An individual plan will be developed for the student's needs.
- When appropriate, a student shall carry an Epi-Pen with them and be able to use it in an event of an allergic reaction. Students are responsible for ensuring that their Epi-Pens have not expired.
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.