Nov 18, 2009

New Gluten Free Options at Ithaca College

Susannah Faulkner, a junior politics major and SGA senator at Ithaca College, is working hard to improve celiac disease awareness on campus. As a result of her efforts, students at Ithaca College have some safe gluten-free dining options. Below is a quote from the article she wrote in The Ithacan newspaper.

"Starting this past week, the Campus Center Dining Hall installed a 'gluten-free pantry,' which includes main gluten-free staples such as bread, wraps, pasta, bagels and cereal. Also, there is a toaster and a microwave exclusively for gluten-free products along with individually portioned peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese and butter."

She also intends to start a club on campus for students with special dietary needs.

4 comments:

Sabrina said...

I'm so happy that the colleges are recognizing the need for gluten-free options. I'd like to say that I have only recently started having reactions to gluten and dairy products; however, being that allergic reactions can manifest in so many different ways.....I'm sure I've been aggravating my body longer than I think.

I'll be happy when fast food restaurants implement these ideas. Or, is fast food and healthier eating an oxymoron? :)

Susannah Faulkner said...

Hey! That's me! I was shocked to find this, so cool though! Thanks for recognizing my work! Feel free to email me at sfaulkn1@ithaca.edu!

Joy said...

As Susannah's mom, we have had the long road of diagnosis and trial and error of diet. It started when she was quite young. She has matured into a healthy life-style and is a great model for those with celiac (AND dairy allergies!); life does go on and can be active and quite good.
Needless to say, I am proud of her accomplishments at Ithaca.

marylandceliac said...

Susannah - Many gluten-free college students will benefit from your efforts, and I hope it inspires other college students. Please email me at kinjul@yahoo.com or post a comment here to share gluten-free updates at Ithaca college. Keep up the good work!