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.
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.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
For students with allergies, please ask for a dining manager or chef. They will take the necessary steps to review ingredients, pull from our back-up supply to help prevent cross-contact and provide you with a safe food option.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
For students with allergies, please ask for a dining manager or chef. They will take the necessary steps to review ingredients, reduce the risk of cross-contact and provide you with a safe food option.
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.
Please work with the dining culinary team to review medical condition and submit medical documentation through the Academic Support office. We can then create a plan to pre-order meals as appropriate.
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.
This station is called Simple Servings. It is open for lunch and dinner 7 days/week and will provide a protein/meat, starch and vegetable.
7. We train dining services staff members.
All chefs, managers and Simple Servings staff must have their AllerTrainU (manager level) training. All employees receive food allergy training at least once per year. Dietitian has AllerTrainU certification and is a Master Trainer for food allergies.
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.
Please notify your resident director of your food allergies prior to arriving to campus and notify your RA upon arrival to campus. Prior to housing events, you will also receive a Google Form where you can fill in your food allergies and restrictions and the Residence Life team will work to provide you a safe option.
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 requesting meal accommodations should reach out to Residence Life, as well as the dining services team.
Please start by emailing Academic Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical documentation with diagnosis will be required for Academic Support office.
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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.
County emergency responders would carry epinephrine, however, on-campus security does not carry epinephrine.
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