Belmont University

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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
[No]
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]
Specific areas

Omelet, Deli, Grill, 360 (Mongolian Grill concept) - All have full information available, upon request.

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
[No]
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]
Specific areas

Entree, Salad Bar, Vegetarian, Vegan, Bakery, Pizza/Pasta

Additional Information

If you have a food allergy, please speak to the station employee and ask for items from the backup supply.  Please also state your known allergies.

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

Shipping and Receiving are made aware of any ingredient substitutions, approval is needed from a chef prior to accepting new product. Contaminated product is rejected. Allergy ingredients are stored with like ingredients. Fresh produce is stored in a separate cooler, prepared in a separate station from entree dishes. All employees have had allergen training. If allergen is stated, employee is to wash hands, change gloves, use clean utensils and prep surface, pull ingredients from back up storage with clean gloved hand or clean tongs (depending on station), and handed directly to the student.

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

Same procedure as made-to-order.  If an allergy is stated, we will prepare your self-serve item as though it is made to order.

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

Students with food restrictions that qualify as a medical necessity (as approved by the Office of Accessibility) have the ability to pre-order meals and work directly with our chef. 

Our Simple Servings station can safely serve students with the following allergies: gluten, wheat, soy, egg, milk, peanut, tree nut and shellfish. 

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
Additional Information

Simple Servings Station: Ingredient lists are reviewed before preparing each dish. Purple utensils/pots/pans/boards/storage containers are used to indicate allergen free. Items are prepared in separate part of the kitchen using designated oven and equipment. Most dishes are made directly at the Simple Servings station in the dining hall using stove-top or action station. If a mistake is made, the item is discarded.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
How often?
At least once every 2 years
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

All of the above

Additional information

All dining staff managers, supervisors, chefs and allergen station employees have completed AllerTrain certification. All other employees have bi-annual allergen training by dietitian and daily huddle topics that frequently cover allergy basics and avoiding cross-contact.

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
[Yes]
What training?
University-developed training
What topics are covered?

Dietitian created yearly allergy training for Resident Assistance (student staff) and Resident Directors (professional staff): food allergy basics, symptoms, emergency procedure, hosting housing programs safely for food allergy students.

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?

Please contact your Resident Director (professional staff), in addition to your Resident Assistant (student), so they are aware of your food allergy. They can then work with campus dietitian to create appropriate food items for the resident hall program. They will also be able to help with roommate agreements if necessary.

Additional information

Speak with your Resident Director before school starts, if possible. This will help them prepare for the upcoming year.

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?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
Cady Tice
Go through MyBelmont Housing tab under your student account
615-460-5802
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]
Other departments a student should contact?

The Office of Resident Life can help to facilitate communication between the dietitian (Kara Miller) and the Office of Accessibility Services.

How can students submit an accommodations request?

Students will speak with Resident Life Office directly. Students go through their MyBelmont account to submit any meal accommodation requests under the housing tab. We strongly encourage you to contact the campus dietitian (Kara.Miller@sodexo.com) prior to submitting any requests so we can discuss appropriate dining hall options/accommodations.

Additional Information

If you have an allergy concern, please contact Kara Miller (dietitian) at kara.miller@sodexo.com to discuss any additional allergy questions or requested accommodations.

Health Services

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What health services are offered?
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
Allergy shots can be given under the protocol required by an individual's allergy physician.
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
[No]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[No]
Who are the emergency responders?
City emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Last updated on:
October 29, 2020
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