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A Gluten Free Map

In Allergy, Celiac Disease, Gluten Free on November 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

For any student attending college, one main concern is always the dining services on campus.  For some students, it is a struggle to find meatless items because they are vegetarian and for a select other group of students. Some students share a concern for finding items that are gluten free.  Gluten, which attacks the small intestine, is very painfully ingested.  Over the past year, many colleges such as Quinnipiac University have begun to offer more and more options for students who struggle every time they go to the cafeteria.

Leean Spalding, associate director of Dining Services for Chartwells at Quinnipiac University said, “Quinnipiac has about six students with gluten allergies. Our staff changes their gloves and utensils that they use when making food for these students.”

Spalding also discusses what is offered in the Quinnipiac café. “We do offer gluten free rolls at the Deli. We will offer items when they requested.  We are selective about what items are available since there are only six students with Celiac disease.”

Mary-Catherine Dolan, a Quinnipiac University senior said, “Students with Celiac disease are lucky to live in an area with so many options around them.  I am a very health conscious person and often eat gluten free just because I believe it is healthier.”

“I love that the Pizza Fusion station has gluten free pizza, I have had their pizza numerous times at their retail stores and it is really healthy and delicious,” Dolan said about the upgrades to Quinnipiac’s cafeteria.

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