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U.S. Colleges Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies–Alabama

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Alabama 

Auburn University 

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes. A student is not required to register with the accessibility office in order to receive a dining exemption/allergy accommodation; however, medical documentation is required.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes
  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?
    Absolutely
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes/Not yet
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Some prepackaged allergy-friendly meals – willing to work with students.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Plains to Plate Restaurant is a certified gluten-free facility.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No dining halls – retail dining is available on campus.
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No. But at Plains to Plate certified GF restaurant, the menu is fully gluten-free.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    No
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  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?
    Yes


 

University of Alabama

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    File with Dining Services for dietary; Housing for housing, and Office of Disability Services for academic accommodations.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Dining Services accommodation committee meeting twice per semester for students.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online? 
    Yes via manager/No
  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 for utensils only; same prep areas.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Information available at all locations, check with manager.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No; medical accommodation request form should be used.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    RAs trained to call UAPD
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    yes (freshman year only)
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Roommate requests available
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Mini-fridge included; kitchenettes and full kitchens in some.
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes, requests available, space permitting. May also require medical accommodation form.

 

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