Jan.16, 2013

Colleges & Universities Advance Gluten-Free Initiatives

Posted by , under Gluten-Free Diet, In the News

Universities are now taking extra steps to ensure that students have appropriate access to gluten-free food.  Some schools are creating whole dining hall sections open to all students and labeling those items as gluten-free so students can choose whether they want to partake.

At other schools, the process is a little bit lengthier and students with food allergies have access to a special refrigerator that they are given a key to or students work with a school nutritionist to determine which dining hall foods are safe and possibly pre-order special meals.

Whether a student has Celiac Disease or has been advised to go on a gluten-free diet to alleviate other health concerns, it’s wonderful that schools are taking the diagnosis seriously and providing fair access to food that helps keep students active, healthy and ready to learn.

Read more: http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/16/college-dining-halls-latest-challenge-gluten-free/ZGWMFABp0ruPI87L8BV8wM/story.html

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