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

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Colorado State University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No. Unless applying for a meal exemption.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No. Unless applying for a meal exemption.
  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?
    Yes, www.menus.colostate.edu
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes, annually
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes, for gluten-free only.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    In all build-your-own stations, several allergy-free substitutions.
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?
    Separate utensils for preparing GF meals, but not FA ones. No separate area for preparing FA/GF foods.
  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. Under accommodations.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Yes for allergic reactions.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  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?
    No. All residence halls have community kitchens.

University of Colorado Boulder

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes; food allergy information in main dining facility at start of each semester.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes, top allergens, gluten-free info posted at point of sale. Ask manager or chef re ingredients. Online: ingredient availability limited, but being revised. See dining info here.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    No
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for food
    allergy/celiac orders?
    GF handling protocols are followed.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes. Accommodations vary depending on offerings at each establishment.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No/No The protocol is for RAs to call 911.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes. Roommate matching can be requested; decision subject to each student’s approval.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes/Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes, if approved as allergy/medical accommodation.

University of Denver

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes. Most accommodations requests must have documented support, though student’s self-report considered.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes. Needed to both serve the student and to track requests/approvals.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Not currently; an event would need to be student-driven.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes. Plus,  Sodexo manager and staff will meet with student to develop an appropriate dining plan.
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes; https://dudining.sodexomyway.com/health/allergy.html
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes. AllerTrain-certified
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes. Allergen refrigerator in Nelson & Centennial Halls, plus Simple Servings (free of top 7 allergens, gluten) in Nagel Hall.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for food
    allergy/celiac orders?
    Yes for separate pans. No for separate area.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No for Subway/other national chains. Yes for Sodexo Front Porch Café.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No, do not collect medical info. Students with medical/ADA needs referred to Disability Services Office.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No. RAs would contact Campus Safety or 911.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes. Students can request a release from requirement. Campus committee decides on request’s merit.
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, required for 1st- and 2nd-year students; not required in 3rd and 4th year.
  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. Centennial Towers rooms all include kitchen; available to 1st-year students.

 

 

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