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Campuses accommodate more students with food allergies

February 20, 2010

In greater numbers than ever before, traditional-age undergraduates with food allergies are arriving on college campuses with concerns that dining halls don't know how to handle.

As food allergies seem to have become more common — and as allergy sufferers and advocates have become more assertive in lobbying for accommodations – dining services officials are beginning to act.

Many college and university dining halls have adopted signs that point out common allergens, while others offer frozen meals and special items like gluten-free bread so students with allergies can have the social experience of eating with their friends.

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