University of Wisconsin River Falls

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items
Made-to-order items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Other
Our online website lists
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 (manager or chef) for verification. We can provide ingredient, recipe and preparation information upon request to help students make informed decisions. 

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.

Self-Serve Items
Self-Serve Items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

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.

Made-To-Order Areas
Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in some stations]
Specific areas

Team members are trained to take precautions in order to minimize the risk of cross-contact in made to order areas. This includes proper hand washing, changing gloves and apron as well as cleaning and sanitation procedures. 

Additional information

Our pizza/pasta station has cross-contact procedures in place as does our Erbert & Gerbert's retail location.  We stock many allergen friendly and gluten free products in our convenience store.  We also have a separate Allergen Friendly/Avoiding Gluten station where all items are stored, prepared and served apart from all other foods in dedicated freezer, cooler and kitchen spaces. Our ingredient experts are happy to help students with food allergies/intolerances navigate all dining areas on campus. 

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Self-Serve Areas
Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in some areas]
Specific areas

Our Allergen Friendly/Avoiding Gluten area is used to serve foods that do not contain the top 8 allergens, nor do they contain gluten.  We have self-serve items for students avoiding gluten near that area so they are completely separate from all other self serve areas and items.  They are also clearly labeled. 

Additional Information

We have reduced self-serve areas due to ongoing pandemic restrictions; however, the areas that are self-serve are properly separated between non-allergen friendly and allergen friendly/avoiding gluten.  They also include helpful signage and are regularly staffed and/or cleaned and maintained by our personnel.

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

Pre-Order Meals
Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[No]
Additional information

We have meals available for students regularly at our Allergen Friendly station which is a dedicated, prepared food station with food made from recipes that do not contain the top 8 allergens, 9 in January 2023, nor do they contain gluten. 

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.

Allergy-Friendly Station
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
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Additional Information

We have a dedicated, prepared food station which we refer to as Delicious Without, where we provide a variety of hot and cold allergen friendly and avoiding gluten foods for students. 

We also have an avoiding gluten pantry near the Delicious Without station with equipment for students to use separate from the appliances that students who are not avoiding gluten use. 

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.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?
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 dining team members are trained on food allergies upon hire and at least once per year thereafter. 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. We also provide some weekly pre-service allergen training. 

7. We train dining services staff members.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?
Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]

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.

Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained
RA’s trained
[No]

9. We train our RA's.

Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food
Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[No]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

If food is offered programmatically, it is not always allergy friendly.  Most often what is available is candy or small snacks.  Food is usually not the main feature of the program but is sometimes used to entice extra participation. 

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.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments
Accommodations for roommate assignments
 
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?
https://www.uwrf.edu/AbilityServices/
Additional information

Housing accommodations should be requested through Ability Services. 

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.

Disability Services 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?

Dining Services 

How can students submit an accommodations request?

Ability Services manages both academic and housing accommodations. They work with dining services, which processes meal plan accommodations, and residence life, whom they work with on housing related needs. 

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Health Services
What health services are offered?
Food allergy management care
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Fulfill epinephrine prescriptions in our pharmacy
We have an off-site clinic on the edge of campus that provides these services, or can refer students to a nearby clinic that can meet their needs.

See what health services we offer >

Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[No]

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.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine
Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[No]
Who are the emergency responders?
City emergency responders

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Emergency Response Policy
What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
October 14, 2022
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