River Street Cafe and Park Place at the Pond
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.
River Street Cafe and Park Place at the Pond
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.
Provides individual serving utensils.
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.
The ServSafe Allergens online course covers many topics such as identifying allergens, communication with the guest, preventing cross-contact, food labels and more.
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.
Programs use catering or we purchase packaged food from Lowe's Foods.
Nutritionist available in Campus Dining.
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.
No. The Office of Access & Equity: Disability Resources (ODR) is the only authorized office to receive disability documentation and determine eligibility for academic adjustments or accommodations on the basis of disability.
Students should complete ODR’s “requesting accommodations process”.
- Appalachian State University is committed to providing reasonable food services/meal plan accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal access to programs, services and activities.
- Appalachian State University cannot entertain dietary accommodation requests that are based on food preference, the desire to prepare one’s own meals, or perceived food intolerances that cannot be medically verified and rise to the level of a disability. Campus Dining provides a broad selection of high quality, healthy, well prepared foods at our dining concepts, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. We can accommodate many individualized dietary needs within the standard meal plans.
- Appalachian Campus Dining has developed numerous online resources for students to help navigate the choices at the dining concepts including information related to food allergies and gluten free options. Upon review of the above resources if an accommodation is still being sought individuals need to complete the Requesting Accommodation procedure.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
For the fastest treatment time, students who have known food allergies should carry their epinephrine auto injector with them at all times.
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.
See what our emergency response policy allows for >