Food Allergies and Dietary Accommodations at Framingham State University
The Dining Services Dietitian will work with students to provide reasonable accommodations. Accommodations may include alternate meals or menu choices that will be provided for students who have seen a health care provider and have been formally diagnosed with a condition requiring dietary accommodations.
How do I get started?
· Contact the Dining Services Dietitian, Carolyn Holland at email@example.com or 508-626-4602, and include as much information as possible regarding your dietary needs.
· Set-up a meeting with the Dining Services Dietitian to discuss your needs in detail and to tour the Dining Commons.
· After all information has been reviewed by Dining Services, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the student highlighting the discussion and what accommodations will be provided to the student.
· If however, students do not feel their dietary needs are able to be met, they may request a modification to the dining contract. Students should refer to the Dietary/Meal Plan Modification Policy and contact Disability/Access Services.
Role of the Student
It is the responsibility of the student to maintain communication with the Dining Services Dietitian and any other parties that are involved in the student’s case. Some dietary accommodations can be maintained independently while on campus, while others may require special meals to be produced to ensure the safety of the student.
If the student is prescribed an epinephrine injector, they are solely responsible for its use. Dining Services does not have epinephrine injectors available at any of its dining locations. The Dining Services staff is not trained and cannot administer or provide them. The student should alert friends, roommates, and/or resident assistant of their condition, educate them about the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock, and provide them with the steps to take if such an incident occurs.
It is the mission of Framingham State University Dining Services to ensure an exceptional student dining experience. It is our firm belief that special dietary needs should not exclude any student from this exceptional experience. If at any point you are dissatisfied with the care received at dining locations, please contact the Director of Dining Services firstname.lastname@example.org 508-626-4602, or another member of the management team.
Tips to ensure a safe dining experience at Framingham State University:
· Know the severity of your symptoms.
· Always carry your emergency medications when dining. Educate a friend or roommate you often dine with about the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock, and the steps they should take if such an incident occurs. The dining services staff cannot administer an epinephrine injection, and does not have one available at dining locations.
· Introduce yourself to the Dining Services Team and let us know about your dietary restrictions. We are here to help you!
· Know where to find the menus on our website (https://framingham.sodexomyway.com/dining-choices/index.html).
· Neverguess about an item. If you are concerned that it may contain an allergen, ask us!
· Questions regarding recipes and dietary accommodations can be addressed by email@example.com
We are here to provide you with a safe and exceptional dining experience. Please reach out to use with any questions or concerns at (508) 626-4602 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allergen Friendly Dining at FSU
My Zone which is an allergen aware zone designed to offer food products that are gluten free. My Zone is a self serve area within the dining hall consisting of a stocked refrigerator as well as a designated microwave and toaster. This area is labeled with signage to warn against cross contamination. This station is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, hot entrees are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the My Zone Hot Station. Please notify your dining managers with further questions regarding foods that are safe for you beyond these 2 designated stations.