During Passover, the Marketplace serves traditional foods (matzo crackers, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, eggs, horseradish and charoset) and makes adaptations to the menu and some recipes so that there are acceptable choices available for those observing Passover. The daily menu adaptations for the Marketplace are available at http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dining. Meals-to-go acceptable for those observing Passover are made available at Out Takes. Matzo pizza and matzo ball soup are also served at The Spencer Grill during Passover.
In 2011, the Holy Month of Ramadan is August 1 through 30. Students observing Ramadan and planning to fast (which typically means no food or drink during daylight hours) may pre-register with Dining Services for alternate meal accommodations that will be provided at no additional charge as part of their Grinnell Dining Meal Plan.
Pre-printed meal tickets for each week of Ramadan will be prepared for students to pick up in the Dining Office by the previous Friday by 5 pm. These meal tickets will be issued week by week based on the individual meal plan that the student is participating in. For example, a student on the full meal plan will receive 20 meal tickets each week, the student on the 10 plus plan will receive 10 meal tickets, etc.
These meal tickets may then be redeemed by students observing Ramadan in several ways: 1. in the Marketplace at any time for a self-packaged takeout meal; 2. in the Spencer Grill (beginning 8/20/11) for the designated-for-Ramadan takeout meal option for the day; 3. in the Out Takes (beginning 8/29/11) for the takeout meal of the day; 4. for dining in the Marketplace during regular hours if the student is not fasting.
Students participating in these meal accommodations and picking up meal tickets will not have meals available to them through the usual method of using their P-Card. The meal tickets will replace the meals usually available through use of the P-Card. If you plan to honor the fast and would like meal accommodations provided, or if you have any questions, please email Barb Shell at email@example.com.
STUDENTS WITH MEDICAL DIETARY NEEDS
Students with dietary needs resulting from medical diagnoses can participate in Grinnell Dining's program for students with medical dietary needs. Since it is impossible to individualize diets for the entire student body, we request that a licensed physician prescribe the dietary need. We will then make arrangements to meet dietary requirements as prescribed by the licensed physician. The staff at Student Health and Counseling Services and at Dining Services are willing to discuss questions you may have.
Please print off the attached forms below and have them filled out and ready when requesting a special medical diet.
Students who are confined to their room for a medical reason by the health staff may request a meal appropriate for their illness through the Student Health and Counseling Services. Meals may be picked up and delivered by any student on a meal plan with an approved request and the proper identification.
The Dining Service reserves the right to modify the menu when necessary and upon consultation with Student Health and Counseling Services.
ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE IN DINING FACILITIES
Dining Services will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with assistance needs. When special needs of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors are known in advance, we are better able to meet these needs. Please review the documents below describing the assistance we are able to provide.