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.
Our deli and salad bar stations are both made to order and have full ingredient transparency through our Campus Dish Website. In each dining center we have QR code stickers at each station that link to the Campus Dish menus that display the ingredients for these items.
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.
We currently do not have any self serve items due to covid restrictions.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
All front line associates are trained to wipe down their stations, change their gloves, ensure clean uniforms free of contaminants, etc. to prepare allergy items. We also have a separate oven in one of our dining centers for gluten-free pizzas. Lastly, we have an allergy friendly station in one of our residential dining locations called "True Balance". It is free of 7 of the 8 Top Allergens- this food is prepared in a separate part of our kitchen, on distinct purple kitchenware, and cooked by one specific chef trained on allergens.
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.
Our True Balance station operates for Lunch and Dinner M-F inside one of our residential dining locations.
7. We train dining services staff members.
The dietitian has developed location specific allergy trainings for all residential and retail food operations on campus. The training includes Top 8 Allergen information, anaphylaxis info, cross contact best practices, and menu specific nutrition/allergy info.
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.
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.