U.S. Colleges Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies–Louisiana
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- Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
Yes. But for meal plan accommodations, students are accommodated directly through Dining Services, and student health, when indicated.
- Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
Yes, for housing accommodations.
- Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
- Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
- Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
Yes, menu boards include alerts for top 8 allergens and gluten in Bruff Commons (dining hall) and Bruff to Go. Menus with allergen information are also available online.
- Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
Yes, we use the AllerTrain U and AllerTrain Lite curriculum and certification process. We also do continued training through Sodexo developed materials.
- Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
Yes, students can find pre-made gluten- and nut-free meals, and gluten- and nut-free products in My Zone. Hot meals are provided at the Simple Servings station.
- Ingredient substitutions available?
- Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
food allergy/celiac orders?
Yes, meals made in dietary kitchen are free from top 7 of the top 8 food allergens and gluten and made using special purple equipment by specially trained employees.
- All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
Yes, our main dining hall has a Simple Servings Station which eliminates 7 of the top 8 food allergies and gluten. Food served at Simple Servings is protected against cross-contact and is prepared in our dietary kitchen area. The Simple Servings Station is accessible to all students.
- All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
Most retail sites offer a gluten-friendly option, meaning the products are naturally gluten-free, but are not protected against cross-contact at this time. Retail managers, chefs, and supervisors have been AllerTrain Certified.
- Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
- Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
No, prefer that RAs do not administer medicine or touch residents.
- On-campus residence required in first year?
Two-year residency requirement.
- Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
- Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
No, do not collect food allergy information.
- Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
Yes. Mini-fridge with attached microwave provided in all residence hall rooms.
- Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
Depends. Have apartments with kitchens for upperclass; first-year students considered if it is an accommodation. All the buildings have kitchens in them.