Westminster College

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items

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.

Made-to-order items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Other
Allergen and nutrition information is available via the BiteU by Sodexo app.
Additional Information

Made to order options in Galbreath Dining hall includes: The Chef's Table and Titan Grille.  These stations have ingredient information upon request.

Galbreath Dining Hall features our Simple Servings allergen-friendly station.  All our main entrees also have allergen information displayed on digital signage with ingredient information available upon request.

Students can indicate while ordering at made-to-order station/grille whether their order is gluten free, and a clean pan will be used.  In addition, students can access gluten-free bread and bagels.  They can also ask for a sandwich to be made with separate ingredients from storage that have not come in contact with allergen containing ingredients.  

Self-Serve 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.

Self-Serve Items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, online database
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Additional Information

In resident dining (Galbreath Dining Hall), self-serve areas include our salad bar, desserts, beverages, cereals, and soup station.  Ingredient information for these items is available upon request. 

Gluten-Free desserts are labeled with other top 8 allergens.

Nutritional information is available for all of our self-serve items.  If students would like separate ingredients (not comingled with other ingredients), they can request them from the salad bar station.

Made-To-Order Areas

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in all stations]
Additional information

We run annual food allergy training for all employees which includes way to minimize cross-contact.  We also run on the spot allergy training for each area, so that employees at their respective areas are familiar with measures to minimize cross-contact.  When fulfilling made to order special requests, we will utilize precautionary procedures such as changing gloves, clean vessels and equipment when cooking special orders, and obtaining food from back-ups in order to prevent cross contact.

Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in all areas]
Additional Information

Yes, we do have policies to limit cross-contact at self-serve areas.  Students can request separate ingredients from our stock if they are in need of a gluten-free sandwich or an egg-free salad, for example.  At this time, prepackages sides are used to help with cross-contact with allergy containing ingredients like croutons. 

Pre-Order Meals

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.

Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[Yes]
Additional information

If students are determined to have a medical accommodation need, then pre-order of resident dining meals in Galbreath Dining Hall would be arranged between the student, general manager, and dietitian.

 

*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 by phone or email.

Allergy-Friendly Station

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.

Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station(s) that is free from specific allergens?
[Yes]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Sesame
Additional Information

We are pleased to offer Sodexo's award-winning Simple Servings station, an allergen and gluten free program in Galbreath Dining Hall an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant.  

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
Who?
Managers
Chefs
Registered dietitian
How often?
When hired
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
We developed our own food allergy training
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, emergency procedures (general and college specific), college specific policies related to meal plan accommodations, Lesley & Rider Universities settlements, department specific protocols to minimize cross contact.

Additional information

Our Registered Dietitian is an Allertrain master trainer and helps conduct our annual food allergy training.  She also works with staff and managers to provide training for specific food prep and service areas.  Our dietitian is also part of a Sodexo Campus food allergy task force to develop guidance for the university market in our company.  We also conduct daily allergen topics in conjunction with our daily team huddles.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?

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.

Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[No]
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food

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.

Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Yes]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

We will often provide a variety of foods for students based on dietary restrictions during our programs.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments

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.

Accommodations for roommate assignments
[Yes]
[Yes]
How does the school provide accommodations?
Working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests

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

Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[Yes]
Additional Information

The Office of Disability Resources works with students and campus partners to address student needs.  

Health Services

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What health services are offered?
Food allergy management care
Seasonal allergy shots
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response

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.

Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[Yes]
Where?
Healthcare facilities
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Designated, trained staff to help administer a student’s epinephrine or stock, undesignated epinephrine in an emergency
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Jim Nescot - General Manager; Susan Hurd - Dietitian
Jim Nescot - (724) 946-6312; Susan Hurd - (215) 962-6790
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
May 11, 2022
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