University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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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 some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
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]
Specific areas

All made-to-order stations are able to provide ingredient information to students upon request. 

Additional Information

We use the Avoiding Gluten icon to denote areas and dishes that do not contain any fresh or manufactured foods containing gluten.

We use the Vegan icon for foods that do not contain any animal products at all. This includes honey, eggs, dairy products of any kind, chicken, seafood, beef, ham, or any other animal stock or base.

We use the Vegetarian icon for foods that do not contain any poultry, pork, beef, seafood or fish. No stocks made from poultry, pork, beef, seafood or fish may be used either. These goods may contain eggs or dairy products. 

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
[No]
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

All self-serve stations are able to provide ingredient information to students upon request. 

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 some stations]
Specific areas

Information will be posted at a made-to-order station about procedures to lower the risk of cross-contact. 

Additional information

In the Whitney Center and around Campus: Since we prepare products in common kitchens or shared equipment, it is not possible that our prepared foods can maintain the gluten-free status established by the manufacturer and FDA.

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 some areas]
Specific areas

Information will be posted at a self-serve station about procedures to lower the risk of cross-contact. 

Additional Information

In the Whitney Center and around Campus: Since we prepare products in common kitchens or shared equipment, it is not possible that our prepared foods can maintain the gluten-free status established by the manufacturer and FDA.

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

Using our Don’t Be Shy tool, we will help you navigate the safest options within our dining operations and prepare meals for you individually by trained associates with food allergy management knowledge, in spaces dedicated to food allergy prep. 

Students can request meals by emailing our Registered Dietitian and picking them up at Whitney Main Dining Hall.

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?
Gluten
Additional Information

Our "Avoiding Gluten" area contains a separate toaster oven, microwave and fridge for gluten-free items, along with other Allergy Friendly products.

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
Additional information

Our management, culinary staff and allergen handling associates all complete FARE Certified food allergen training through Compass Group, along with additional specific food allergy training for cross contamination and meal prep. All associates in all areas of campus receive basic food allergy training. Some of our team members also complete additional training as required by State and local laws. 

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?

The dining program often provides food to Resident Life program and will provide foods for students with food allergies upon request for the event. 

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
[No]
[No]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
Where can students get more information?
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 submit a request by registering with the Access Center on campus. 

Additional Information

Register with the Access Center on campus about the food allergy to receive the American's with Disabilities Act protection for reasonable accommodation.

Health Services

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What health services are offered?
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Seasonal allergy shots
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
[Yes]
Where?
Healthcare facilities
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
Emergency Response Policy

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What does the policy allow for?
State Certified Police Officers trains in first-aid, CPR AED and will call for ambulance if needed.
Additional Information

Police Department is staffed 24/7 with dispatchers and Police Officers.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
June 23, 2021
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