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.
Please notify a chef or manager when you arrive. They will review your allergen, check ingredients, pull from back-up supply to help prevent cross-contact and help you find a safe meal option.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
Please notify a chef or manager when you arrive. They will review your allergen, check ingredients, work to prevent cross-contact and help you find a safe meal 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.
For pre-ordered meals, please work with the dietitian and office of accessibility. They will then make a plan with the chef and student for pre-ordering meals as needed.
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 allergen-friendly station is called Simple Servings. It is open 7 days/week for lunch and dinner located in the main dining hall, Bison Cafe.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Dining employees attend a yearly food allergy training has part of their orientation program. Managers, chefs and Simple Servings staff must have their AllerTrainU (manager level) certification. Our dietitian is an AllerTrain Master Trainer and visits campus at least once per week.
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.
You can answer the food allergy question on our housing profile, as well as communicate clearly with your Head Resident of your building. They will work to find you an appropriate food option for events that involve food.
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.
The best place to start is to reach our to the ACCESS Ability office via email and fill out the ACCESS Registration/Intake Form on the website. They will then obtain medical documentation when needed and help facilitate conversations with the dietitian and campus dining team - as well as other departments when warranted.
On the ACCESS Ability website there is a link called "ACCESS Registration/Intake Form". Please fill out all of this information to start the process.
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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.
On-Campus security do not carry stock epi, however, it is available in each residence hall for use by the emergency responders. City emergency response teams can also bring additional epinephrine.
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