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

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Published: December 13, 2017

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Belmont 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?
    No

Dining Services
  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes. Must set up an appointment with the registered dietitian.
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Yes: https://belmont.sodexomyway.com/dining-choices/ and by downloading the Sodexo Bite App.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes. The staff receives yearly training, plus information is discussed at weekly huddles, plus chefs, managers and supervisors received AllerTrain training.
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    Yes
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    Yes, upon request or as needed.
  6. Separate utensils and area in kitchen for food allergy/celiac orders?
    Yes. The Simple Servings station is a separate area for orders.
  7. All dining halls able to accommodate allergies, gluten-free diet?
    Yes. There is only one dining hall on campus: Harrington Dining Place.
  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: Resident Assistants are trained about allergic reactions, including how to administer an EpiPen
  3. On-campus residence required in first year?
    Yes, but exemptions are available.
  4. Meal plans required if in on-campus housing?
    Yes, with exemptions available.
  5. Possible to group food allergy students as roommates?
    Yes, as requested by student.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No. There is a community kitchen available in the dorm building.

 

Lee University

Disability Services
  1. Doctor’s note with medical documentation required for accommodations?
    No
  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?
    Onsite
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    No
  5. Ingredient substitutions available?
    No
  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?
    No

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
  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, but only in the case of extreme medical need.

 

Vanderbilt 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 a large meeting with all new allergy students and parents.

Dining Services
  1. Dietitian or dining services staff available for a meeting before applying?
    Yes
  2. Is ingredient or allergen information onsite/online?
    Dining services will post “GF” for foods that can be prepared gluten-free, but tell students not to eat from the serving line to avoid cross-contact. No other allergen info is posted.
  3. Dining staff trained regularly on food allergy, celiac disease, cross-contact?
    Yes
  4. Pre-made allergy-friendly meals available?
    No
  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, in a comments section.
  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, if they request each other.
  6. Microwaves/mini-fridge allowed in rooms?
    Yes
  7. Room with kitchenette available, even if freshman?
    No. Rooms for freshmen do not have kitchenettes, but residence halls have community kitchens.