Providence College

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items
Made-to-order items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients
Specific areas

We have ingredient information for the top 8 allergens posted and full ingredients available upon request available at all made-to-order stations. 

Additional Information

Staff have recipes behind the line that students can request to look at before making a decision on whether or not they want to consume something. 

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.
Self-Serve Items
Self-Serve Items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
Top 8 allergens, online database
[Yes]
Full ingredients, online database
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients
Specific areas

Salad bar, Pizza, Soup, Bakery and Bread stations have signs listing top 8 allergens and additional ingredient information is available upon request. 

Additional Information

We do not offer peanuts or tree nuts in our cooking in the dining hall, however we do offer individual cups of peanut butte that are available to students near the bread station.

 

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.
Made-To-Order Areas
Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in some stations]
Specific areas

Simple Servings station, this station does not use 9 of the top 9 allergens and gluten in its cooking. The equipment for this station is designated for this station only so this lowers the risk for cross contact with other stations.

 

Additional information

All of the dining hall's management, cooks and supervisors are trained in Allertrain food allergy training. They also participate in ongoing training to maintain knowledge. Food service staff are trained to take cross-contact precautions, such as washing hands and putting on clean food-handler gloves. Students with food allergies may request a meal made in advance prepared on separate equipment.

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Self-Serve Areas
Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in some areas]
Specific areas

Our self serve options include: Bakery, breads, cereal, Pizza, Grill, Soup, Salad and U-Cook. Separate utensils are used for each item. We do not offer peanuts or tree nuts in our cooking in the dining hall, individual portion cups of peanut butter is available to students near the bread station. Out of abundance of caution, self serve meals are typically a high risk for cross contact and for this reason best avoided for those with food allergies. Students may request food from the backup prep from staff working the staff. 

Additional Information

We ask all students with food allergies to meet with our Dining Registered Dietitian so that as a team, they can come up with an action plan for safest foods to eat and which it would be best to avoid. Each consultation is individualized to what works best for each student. 

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Pre-Order Meals
Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[Yes]
Additional information

Students with food allergies may request a meal made in advance prepared on separate equipment. 

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.
Allergy-Friendly Station
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
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
sesame
Additional Information

The Simple Servings station is a hot meal and stir fry station that offers a different entree for lunch and dinner Sunday dinner-Friday lunch. This is open to all students with no special card access required. 

We also offer Simple Zone, which is a "pantry" that is free of Peanut, Tree Nut, Wheat and Gluten. This is a locked pantry that requires special accommodations to access. This area has a full-size refrigerator, and cooking equipment that is designated for this station only.

These stations are located in the main dining hall on campus.

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.
Dining Services Staff Member Trained?
Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
How often?
At least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Food allergy, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross contact, gluten sensitivity, cleaning and sanitizing

Additional information

We expect students with food allergies to inform the cooks or servers prior to placing their meals. Our cooks and servers are trained in food allergies however there is always a manager on duty available to answer any questions! 

7. We train dining services staff members.
Registered Dietitian on Staff?
Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]
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.
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained
RA’s trained
[Not answered]
9. We train our RA's.
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food
Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Not answered]
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.
Accommodations for Roommate Assignments
ROLLUP - Accommodations for roommate assignments
 
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
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.
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests
Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[Yes]
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[No]
Additional information

Dining Services does not carry stock undesignated epinephrine, please always carry your Epi Pen on you when dining on or off campus. 

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.
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine
Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[No]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
Emergency Response Policy
What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
On-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
See what our emergency response policy allows for >
Contact Info
Disability Staff Contact
Flavia Yanez Albert
401-865-2676
Last updated on:
May 6, 2024
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