The University of Texas at Arlington

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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
[No]
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
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Additional Information

Our website and app display ingredients for all menu items. Students with food allergies or celiac disease are encouraged to speak with the ingredient expert or chef/manager for verification. We can provide ingredient, recipe, and preparation information upon request to help students make informed decisions.

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
[No]
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
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Additional Information

Our website and app display ingredients for all menu items. Students with food allergies or celiac disease are encouraged to speak with the ingredient expert or chef/manager for verification. We can provide ingredient, recipe, and preparation information upon request to help students make informed decisions.

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

Team members are trained to take precautions in order to minimize the risk of cross contact in made to order areas. This includes proper handwashing, changing gloves, utilizing separate serving utensils, and following proper cleaning/sanitation procedures.

There is signage in place notifying students that additional accommodations can be made if a student has a food allergy.

Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[Not answered]
Additional Information

We Currently do not have self-serve stations due to safety/sanitation concerns regarding covid-19.

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 are able to show their allergen ID card in our residential cafes using our 'don't be shy self identify' program. This will prompt our associates to alert a manager or allergen expert. This individual is able to provide individualized meal preparation in a clean and safe designated preparation area.

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

While we do not yet have a designated allergy-friendly station, we do have separate refrigerated areas for allergen friendly products such as milks and breads. An allergy expert, who has gone through specific training, is also available upon request to help students navigate dining with a food allergy in our residential cafes.

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?
FARECheck Certified course
We developed our own food allergy training.
Additional information

All managers and chefs, supervisors/lead cooks, and allergen experts are required to complete both the FARECheck certified course, as well as a Chartwells allergen management course. 

All dining team associates are trained on food allergies at least once a year. Areas covered include: understanding food allergies, the top allergens, allergic reaction signs and symptoms, peanuts and tree nuts, food allergy emergencies, celiac disease and gluten intolerance, and mitigating risk for cross contact.

During pre-service meetings, all associates go through weekly allergen 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
[No]
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?

Students can reach out to their resident assistant or residence director regarding food allergies/personal needs.

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]
[Yes]
How does the school provide accommodations?
Working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
Student Access and Resource Center (SARS)
Where can students get more information?
Mari Duncan
817-272-2926
Additional information

Students self-select roommates. Students who miss the roommate or room selection process are encouraged to discuss their needs/restrictions with their potential roommates.

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?

Students can fill out an application, the use the online system to make accommodations requests for each semester. 

Application for services direct link: https://bachelor.accessiblelearning.com/UTA

Additional Information

The Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center) is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the University community. The SAR Center demonstrates its commitment to diversity and accessibility as well as informed and active citizenship by employing exemplary practices in disability counseling, assistive technology, alternative media, reasonable accommodations, and the sharing of disability related information.

Health Services

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What health services are offered?
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
Health services recommends referral to an allergist for additional food allergy management care.
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
[Not answered]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus 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
Disability Staff Contact
Student Access & Resource Center
817-272-3364
Last updated on:
August 4, 2021
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