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

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Missouri

University of Missouri

Disability Services

  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No. Administrators partner with the Disability Center on campus to ensure any accommodations necessary for a student’s health and well-being.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    It depends. If the needed accommodation is beyond normal practice (e.g. purchase of a specific item or preparation of special meals), then registration with the Disability Center is required. Process begins with consulation with student to determine the extent of the accommodation.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?
    Yes, we hold several orientations at the beginning of the year.

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes. There is a department dietitian, plus 3 dietitians located in residence locations.
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Partially onsite: kiosks in two locations to access the online information as well as an app available for mobile use. Online: http://zoutrition.missouri.edu/zoutritionhttp://zoutrition.missouri.edu/zoutrition
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes, we hold workshop sessions on the topic frequently and I visit each location once per semester to review with full time and management staff.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes, upon request.
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes, upon request for utensils. Do not have a segregated prep location.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes, but recommendations for locations are made for the student’s benefit.
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes, but recommendations for locations are made for the student’s benefit.

Residential Housing

  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
    No, but some use the space for requesting housing accommodations to meet this need.
  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?
    No
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes/Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No private kitchenettes, but each residence hall has its own shared kitchen.


 

Washington University in St. Louis

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

Dining Services

  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online? 
    Yes; menus.wustl.edu
  3. Dining Staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes, items not always full meals.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and 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?
    Yes
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Not sure
  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?
    Sometimes, compatibility is first priority.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Limited

 

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