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For those of you who haven’t heard the exciting news… there is a new gluten free station at the DC!!! Wait… what?? Yes, it’s true. Go check it out for yourself.
One of the four corners of the DC has been transformed into this beautiful station to cater to students with gluten sensitivities. To those who eat gluten free, this is a godsend. No more having to ask, “Is this gluten free?” or “Is there wheat in that?”
The station is brimming with gluten free goodness- Udi’s products, a customizable parfait section, gluten free pancakes and waffles, soups, salads, entrees… the list goes on and on. You may be asking, why is the station closed off? That’s a good question. The station has these two little white swinging doors that separate the DC customers from the employees inside to minimize cross contact and contamination.
For those who have celiac disease, the only treatment is a gluten free diet for life. Talk about fairness!
Gluten free diets may also relieve symptoms in other conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as arthritis and hyperthyroidism. Gluten free diets are also enjoyed by those who are not celiacs or gluten sensitive for the health benefits of basically erasing wheaty junk food.
So that’s why this station is there. To help those who have this unfortunate condition and for those who like eating gluten free.
If you’re not gluten free, you can still eat at this station! I would encourage it. And the food tastes great- you wouldn’t even know if it wasn’t gluten free unless I told you.
Plus, the station is staffed with our knowledgeable group of student employees and our gluten free chef who runs the station, Juana. Stop by, say hi, and ask some questions. Grab a bite to eat. In fact, I just went today and grabbed myself a scrumptious lemon muffin. I would have taken a picture, but I ate it already!
Readers: Have you tried to eat gluten free before or ate anything from this station? What was your experience like? For those who have celiacs or gluten sensitivities, how has this station changed your dining experience? Comment below and as always, send me questions!
To learn more about celiac disease and gluten free diets, check out the links below:
Celiac Disease Articles
The Gluten Free Diet
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