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

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Published: November 22, 2016

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Tulane University

Disability Services
  1. 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.
  2. Paperwork filed with disabilities office required for accommodations?
    Yes, for housing accommodations.
  3. Food allergy fair or similar event at start of year?

Dining Services
  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
  2. 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.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) training is completed by staff.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
  6. Separate utensils and separate area in kitchen for
    food allergy/celiac orders?

    Yes. Meals made in dietary kitchen are free of Top 8 allergens and made with color-coded purple equipment.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes, staff work to accommodate student’s needs to the best of abilities.
  8. All retail sites able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No. Hope to provide some GF options in the LBC (retail dining area) by the end of 16-17 school year. Campus convenience store does provide GF foods.

Residential Housing
  1. Area on housing form to indicate food allergies/celiac disease?
  2. Resident Assistants trained on allergic reactions, auto-injector administration?
    No, prefer that RAs do not administer medicine.
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Two-year residency requirement.
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    No, do not collect food allergy information.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes. Mini-fridge with attached microwave provided in all residence hall rooms.
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Depends. Have apartments with kitchens for upperclass; first-year students considered if it is an accommodation.