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U.S. College Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies-Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr College/Haverford College

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No, if just for dining accommodation, a nutrition consult is usually sufficient. Yes, documentation is needed for more specific accommodations.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes. A Health Fair at Haverford College.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes; http://www.brynmawr.edu/dining/dietary/
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes, at least one allergy-friendly hot meal item available at each meal.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    No substitutions as such, but students have protein choices in made-to-order meal.
  6. Separate utensils and area in kitchen for food allergy/celiac orders?
    For prep, we have a designated gluten-free room for students worried about cross-contact.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes, but a separate food allergies and accommodations form that must be completed by a student with dietary needs.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, at Bryn Mawr College; Haverford College offers some flexibility if the student is living in an apartment on campus.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    No
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Mini-fridge only.
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Not available at Bryn Mawr. Some apartment-style dorms are available for students at Haverford.


 

Pennsylvania State University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes (both)
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online? 
    Yes/Yes. Onsite there are entrée cards: http://foodservices.psu.edu/entr%C3%A9e-cards Online (menu): http://menu.hfs.psu.edu/
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes. Gluten-free mostly. Other allergen-friendly meals typically handled through request. Allergen-free, gluten-free station  to open in Spring 2017.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes. However, designated prep areas are within a shared kitchen.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Not on formal housing contract, but can indicate on other forms available.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes (unless commuting from home for local students).
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, if living in residence halls.  On campus apartment-style options (available to upperclassmen) do not require meal plans.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes, but only if students request each other. University will not make roommate selections based on self-identification of special dietary needs alone.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes/Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No


 

Temple University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No, but preferred.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No, but preferred.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    No

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online? 
    Onsite for ingredients. Dining info at; http://www.tudining.com
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Yes
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    No
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, new students only.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Limited

 

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