U.S. College Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies-North Dakota

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Published: November 22, 2016

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North Dakota State 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?
    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 https://www.ndsu.edu/dining/menu/ and onsite, a menu tailored for students with food allergies is provided.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes, annual training is required, plus training to work at allergy-friendly Options food station.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes, the Options station offers an allergen-friendly entrée daily for lunch and dinner.
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes, the Options station is a self-contained kitchen, service area and storage area.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Not all, but some retail sites have gluten-free substitutes.

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?
    Yes
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No. All halls have kitchen facilities available, but not in-room.

 

North Dakota State College of Science

Disability Services
  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    If a request is based on a disability, then yes, requires medical documentation.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    All students with special dietary concerns asked to complete the accessibility services form. The Accessibility Coordinator determines if the student’s allergy/dietary need rises to the point of a disability. Then AC discusses with team whether that student’s case is a legally mandated accommodation or a courtesy accommodation. This information is then given to the student.
  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. AllerTrain-certified Food Manager is onsite to meet with students.
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Not at this time.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes. Ongoing allergen training with all dining staff. Some staff are certified under the AllerTrain program.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes, prepared by AllerTrain-certified dining staff.
  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?
    The housing application includes information for students with food allergies to connect with Accessibility Services.
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    Residential Life staff are trained in protocol to respond to medical emergencies. Specific allergen-response training will be available to Residential Life staff beginning Fall 2017.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes, however student can request a waiver of this policy due to special circumstance.
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, however can request a waiver of this policy due to a disability.
  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