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.
All MTO stations have full ingredient information available.
For MTO stations, we list each ingredient separately on the digital screens and on our website. Allergies, nutritional information, and full ingredient listings are also available online.
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.
All self-serve areas have ingredient information available.
Stations that are static (salad bars, for example) have clings on the sneeze guards listing each ingredient. Allergies, nutritional information, and full ingredient listings are also available online.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Employees are trained on minimizing risk of cross-contact. We use a separate cutting board and separate utensils when preparing the meal and employees wash their hands prior.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
We isolate peanuts and tree nuts in the bakery station of the dining hall. Salad bar items containing any of the top 8 are served on one end of the salad bar. Croutons are placed in a separate area. All self-serve stations are kept clean.
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.
Special meal accommodations are available for students who need them.
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.
"Simply Prepared" offers a hot entree consisting of a meat, starch, and cooked vegetables. There is also a salad bar and soup option at this station.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food allergies, anaphylaxis, reducing cross-contact, hidden sources of allergies, and how to handle food allergy related questions.
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.
By discussing with their RA at the beginning of the academic year.
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.
Start with ARS, and additional input may given by other departments including Dining, Housing, and Campus Health Services.
Submit a self-ID form with ARS along with medical documentation verifying food allergies and severity.
Recommend including a request for priority registration so that a student can schedule classes based around meal periods to allow them to have enough time to walk to Chase dining hall if needed.
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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.
As part of emergency care provided in our clinical areas and Student Stores pharmacy for anaphylactic reactions as recognized by our pharmacists.
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
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Administered in the clinical setting or at our Student Stores pharmacy in the event of a person with anaphylactic reaction.