In the resident dining Wood Dining Commons, all restaurants, including made-to order, have allergen information online and through our mobile Bite by Sodexo app. In retail, The General's Quarters and the Life Sports Cafe have ingredient information available on request.
The Noshery, our Kosher Kitchen, offers dairy free options for students with milk allergy. They also offer pre-packaged dessert items with labels.
In the resident dining Wood Dining Commons, of the 7 self-serve stations, Soups, Basic Kneads (bread), yogurt/fruit, Croutons (composed salads), & the gluten free pantry have ingredients and allergens either posted or on pre-packaged labels. In retail, The General's Quarters and the Life Sports Cafe have ingredient/allergen information available on all pre-packaged goods.
In the Wood Dining Commons, nuts and peanut butter are maintained in a separate area near the bread station. Desserts containing nuts are served in the lower right hand corner of the bakery hutch. Individual packages of peanut butter is available at the gluten free pantry. All desserts may come in contact with nuts in our bake shop.
Students can request salad bar ingredients from our back-up supplies.
Policies and procedures are in place and reviewed regularly.
Procedures specific to each restaurant in place and reviewed and updated regularly.
Students who are determined to need dining accommodations as set forth through the process with Disability Services are eligible for our custom meal request option. The student meets with the registered dietitian who develops the accommodation plan in conjunction with the chefs and student nutrition intern to determine the level of accommodation need for customized meals.
Our chefs and registered dietitian work closely with each individual with dietary restrictions to meet their needs and ensure a safe, nutritious dining experience.
Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, college and university policies, epinephrine auto-injectors, emergency procedures.
We have an on-site dining safety steward responsible for all safety training of our employees. She, in collaboration with the registered dietitian, train employees on all things related to food allergies.
Should a student with a food allergy notify their RA, the RA will make sure that programs have food students are able to safely eat.
Open and clear communication regarding a student's needs about food allergies with Dining Services, the Office of Disability Services, and Housing & Residence Life enables these offices to work together with the student to create an action plan for success.
We always encourage students and families to reach out to our office should they ever have questions, clarifications, or concerns. Our entire staff is trained with the philosophy, "I may not know, but I will find the resource who does." Students are not alone in their time at Muhlenberg - we are always here to support!
All requests are made through the Office of Disability Services.
Students need to submit a "Special Dining Services Request" along with supporting medical documentation and diagnostician form to the Office of Disability Services.
Dining, Health, Residential, and Disability Services work in tandem to meet the needs of our students who require accommodations. Muhlenberg College has had a formal dining accommodation process in place for over to 10 years and well before the Lesley settlement created precedence.
Stock, undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors will be maintained in locked wall cabinets in the Wood Dining Commons and the Generals Quarters within the Segger's Student Union building beginning fall 2019.
When on call, campus EMS carry epinephrine and are trained to administer it.
Beginning fall 2019, Dining Services managers and supervisors will be trained to recognize signs/symptoms of food allergy anaphylaxis and to administer epinephrine auto-injectors if necessary.