Kent State University

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items
Made-to-order items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
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

Specific areas

All made-to-order meals and items served in our residential dining facilities will be accompanied by a nutrition card identifier that displays ingredient information and an allergen statement.

 

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

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 all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
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

Specific areas

Soup and hot cereal stations have ingredient information and allergen statements posted on nutrition card identifiers located at the station.

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 all stations]

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 all areas]

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?
[No]
Additional information

 

 

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?
[No]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten

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?
[Yes, all staff]
How often?
At least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
FARECheck Certified course
We developed our own food allergy training.
What topics are covered?

Topics covered in training include, but are not limited to:

-definition of a food allergy and food intolerance

-Top 8 Allergen Foods

-Allergen-free vs. Allergen Friendly

-Food allergy reactions, symptoms, and anaphylaxis

-University Dining Services Policies

-Allergen food labeling

-Preventing cross-contact

-How to accommodate guests with food allergies

7. We train dining services staff members.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?
Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]

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
[No]

9. We train our RA's.

Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food
Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Yes]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

Students are recommended to talk to staff involved in program preparation. They may also request food label information.

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
Accommodations for roommate assignments
 
How does the school provide accommodations?
See below.
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
Student Accessability Services (SAS) works with students on accommodations and will inform housing services of the needs. Housing services then facilitates the accommodations.
Where can students get more information?
Student Accessability Services (SAS)
330-672-3391

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]
Other departments a student should contact?

Employment accommodations should be submitted to the Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.  

How can students submit an accommodations request?

If you are a student enrolled in courses at the Kent Campus, have a documented disability, and are requesting disability-related accommodations, your first step is to register with SAS. The SAS office engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

You can register with SAS at any time during the semester, but we recommend you do so prior to the start of your first semester at Kent State University. In most cases, accommodations are not applied retroactively which is why we recommend completing your registration with our office early. Some accommodations (e.g. housing needs, closed-captioned videos) take additional time to put in place so please make sure to plan accordingly.

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

Health Services
What health services are offered?
Food allergy management care
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
Seasonal allergy shots
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm

See what health services we offer >

Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[No]

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
[Yes]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
Kent Police and Kent Fire Department
Additional information

Paramedics are first responders and do carry epinephrine. Police Officers do not carry epinephrine.

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
330-672-3391
Last updated on:
April 16, 2018
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