Campus Units

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Foodservice Management & Education

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

26

Last Page

34

Abstract

This study examined food allergy accommodation practices and policies in colleges and universities (CU) using a two-phase explanatory sequential mixed methods design. Seventy-six (22.2% response) foodservice professionals responded to a national survey; 11 of whom participated in follow-up interviews. Most (74%) questionnaire participants reported departmental level food allergy policies existed at their institutions while 34% of participants reported presence of institutional level policies. Differences in the likelihood of published policies existed according to institutional demographic characteristics (e.g. institution type, foodservice management type), however findings suggest variability in CU foodservice professionals’ approaches to accommodations, regardless of policy presence.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Abdelmassih, K, Rajagopal, L. and Arendt, S. A mixed methods approach to examining food allergy accommodation efforts in college and universities. Journal of Foodservice Management and Education, 10(2), 26-34. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Foodservice Systems Management Education Council

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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