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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
[Yes]
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
[No]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[No]
Specific areas

All of our ingredient information is available on mymeal.brown.edu - this resource can be used for any of our eateries.

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
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
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
[No]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[No]
Specific areas

All of our ingredient information is available on mymeal.brown.edu - this resource can be used for any of our eateries.

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

Both Residential Dining and Retail:  Made to order sandwiches: procedures are set in place to limit cross-contact (changing of gloves, barrier method, separate area of preparation, use of "fresh product”- back up prepared product that has not, yet,  been available to the public).

Residential Dining:  Made to order stations in residential dining, e.g. Omelet - items are prepared in the back kitchen by an allergen trained chef to limit cross-contact.

Retail: Salad Bar: There is an established procedure for the layout of the menu items to group the allergen/gluten containing foods together to lessen the risk of cross-contact. Separate utensils are used for every item.  

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]
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

Online meal ordering is available in our residential dining halls, the Refectory and the Verney-Woolley.  Any student who feels that this would be a helpful resource can contact the Dietitian for Dining Services to gain access to online meal ordering. Once you have met with the Dietitian you will receive links to a menu of static options. The menu will indicate if the item is free of the top 8 allergens and gluten.

These meals are prepared by a designated Chef in a separate area of the kitchen, in order to avoid cross contact. You will pick meals up in the kitchen at the time you indicate on the form, but you can eat them with all other guests in the main dining areas.

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?
[No]
Additional Information

We do not have any made to order stations that are allergen free, however, there is an Allergen Friendly pantry in the Refectory Dining Hall - students who feel that this would be a helpful resource can contact the Dietitian for Dining Services to gain access. 

We do have some designated stations that are made without gluten or dairy, you may want to connect with the Dietitian to gain a better understanding of how food is prepared and served at these stations to decide if you feel like these are safe for you. 

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
How often?
At least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
ServSafe Allergen by National Restaurant Association
We developed our own food allergy training.
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
[Not answered]
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?
[Not answered]
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]
How does the school provide accommodations?
Trying to match students with food allergies for room assignments upon request
Facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies upon request
Working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Where can students get more information?
Residential Life
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]
How can students submit an accommodations request?
Additional Information

Please visit our website here: https://dining.brown.edu/dining-services-resources-cont/ These instructions will guide you with which accommodation will best meet your needs. 

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
[Not answered]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Student and Employee Accessibility Services
Last updated on:
December 2, 2020
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