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

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Connecticut

Wesleyan University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes
  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
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Available on request.
  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?
    No. Information about how to request accommodations is included.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Yes. Although not required to administer.
  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?
    Yes. Kitchen access in all residence halls.


 

Yale University

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No, for dining accommodations. Yes, for Resource Office on Disabilities.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No, for dining accommodations. Yes, for Resource Office on Disabilities.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    No. (Freshman counselors are trained on food allergies.)

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes. All dishes served in dining halls have ingredient, allergy labels. This info posted: week in advance on Yale website; 2 days in advance on Yale dining phone app, and available with managers at special events. http://hospitality.yale.edu/menu-selector
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes. Gluten-free. Food in all dining halls prepared fresh, and staff will make to order for students with allergies.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes. Dining hall staff will prepare specially if required.
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?
    No designated utensils or prep area. But utensils washed after each use.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Some

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Freshman counselors trained about food allergies, not EpiPen administration.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes, first two years.
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes. College deans assign housing, consider food allergies in the process.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Fridge only
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No

 

 

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