Part 2: College Dining Plans
Friday | September 17th
12 pm CST
Many laws and policies regarding food allergies and celiac disease have been written, debated, settled, and changed in recent years across the United States.
- The makers of EpiPen are currently facing litigation for the steep rise in price of their epinephrine auto-injectors, which has been ongoing in various lawsuits since 2017.
- Lesley University settled a lawsuit in 2012 against them that said they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, paying $50,000 to individuals who were required to purchase a dining service plan that did not offer any dietary accommodations needed for their food-related diseases.
- Elijah’s Law is currently traveling the country being passed on a state-by-state level, requiring school districts and daycare centers to have policies in place to prevent severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).
- Sesame is federally recognized as the 9th major allergen in the United States and must be labeled as such on all manufactured food thanks to the FASTER Act.
For this conversation, hear our expert panelists grapple with the following questions:
- Should you choose a college based on the dining program?
- What accommodations are colleges required to make for your food allergies and/or celiac disease?
- Who should you talk to on campus about your dietary needs?
- What protections do you have as a college student?
- How is the best way to advocate for yourself on a college campus to get results?
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