U.S. College Directory: Comparing Food Allergy & GF Policies-Rhode Island

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Published: December 13, 2017

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Brown 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?
    Yes, at the first-year student orientation.

Dining Services
  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes, http://mymeal.brown.edu/NetNutrition/1
  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 area in kitchen for food allergy/celiac orders?
    No, although there is a dedicated pantry for preparing your own allergy-friendly meal.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    No, only two dining halls are able to fully accommodate food allergies or a gluten-free diet.
  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. Students are then directed to complete the dining accommodations form.
  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?
    Yes

 

Providence College

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, https://pcdining.sodexomyway.com/images/WeeklyMenu2_tcm515-8578.htm
  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 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?
    Yes, students may also download the “PC Guardian” app to alert security of a medical emergency with the push of a button. See: http://www.providence.edu/mobile
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes, unless student is a commuter.
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes, this can be done at students’ request.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes, depending on the dorm building. Most rooms include a microwave/mini-fridge combo.
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    Yes, there are rooms in some of the dorms that have a kitchenette.