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.
Grill area Deli area
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 food tags listing allergens in dining halls. Complete ingredient list and allergens are listed online.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
All dining units use a designated allergen kit to prepare made to order items to prevent cross-contact.
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.
Students can contact one of the dining managers or the registered dietitian to pre-order meals free from allergens.
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.
Capitol Eatery at Dauphin Hall has a gluten friendly refrigerator where there are gluten friendly foods available at all times. There is a microwave and toaster in this area specifically for gluten friendly foods.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Staff are trained on the seriousness of food allergies and celiac disease. Staff are trained on proper cleaning methods to avoid cross contact. Dining staff are trained on proper procedures in their area to prevent cross-contact and prepare a meal for a diner with a special dietary need.
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.
Student makes needs known to Residence Life well in advance of the program they wish to attend.
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.
Students self-disclose on public website. Students then need to submit documentation of disability. This can be uploaded to self-disclosure form or sent directly to Disability Services.
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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.
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
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