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

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Indiana

Ball State University 

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    Yes for academic and/or housing accommodations. Dining medical form can be found here.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes. Dining & Disability Services work with students to ensure proper accommodations. For dietary: 1) BSU Dining’s $1 Discount ID Holder Program allows those with medically documented dietary needs to spend an extra $1 at each meal to cover the higher price for specialty items. 2) Those without medical documentation are not eligible for program; but the same specialty items will be available for purchase. Contact Wellness Nutritionist, and see this link.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes. BSU Dining’s individual dietary needs meeting held in August.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes / online link is here; dietary labeling on posted menus.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes. All dining staff are trained on food allergen safety. Staff work closely with managers and chefs  to know ingredients. All supervisors complete the ServSafe allergy training program. BSU Dining’s Food Allergy Action Plan outlines best practices for assisting guests in its 11 dining locations.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes. Call-ahead or individual menu planning/scheduled meal services are available as necessary.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes. Most menu options are completely customizable.
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes. Many locations have separate allergen-safe prep and cooking areas; where not possible, allergen-safe protocols are followed to ensure safety.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes. Almost all 11 locations are retail-based, and students have a meal equivalency to spend. Specialty offerings include gluten-free bread and dairy-free cheese. Many foods served are naturally free of common allergens; 70% of items served in dining locations are made without gluten. About 35% of options are vegetarian, and 23% are vegan.
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes. Almost all 11 locations are retail-based. More special-diet options at larger locations. Many foods served are naturally free of common allergens and without gluten.

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
  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, depending on the student’s needs and space available. Request via Office of Disability Services. Students using the roommate matching service can disclose food-allergen needs – many find a roommate who is allergy-aware.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes. Community kitchens are available in most residence halls.


 

Purdue 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
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online? 
    Yes; https://dining.purdue.edu/menus
  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?

    Yes
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No

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. If someone has an allergic reaction, 911 is called.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    No
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    This varies.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes. Can request housing accommodation on housing application.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes


 

University of Notre Dame

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    For campus dining, this is required.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    No. Paperwork is required though with Campus Dining for dietary accommodations.
  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; visit Food.nd.edu
  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?

    Campus Dining makes special allergy-safe meals. No separated area, but staff cleans, sanitizes, and prepares with fresh utensils and pans.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes, depends on location.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Yes
  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?
    No/Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Kitchenettes in all dorms.


 

Valparaiso University

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?
    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; online link is here
  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
  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
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    No
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes

 

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