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.


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!

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 or post a comment here to share gluten-free updates at Ithaca college. Keep up the good work!