Saturday, 18 August 2012

University

Going to college or university is a scary step. You hae to meet new people. Live on your own/ with people on campus or off. And what do you eat?
When you live on campus it can be difficult to find food safe food in the cafe. Of course, some colleges and universities are offering a a diverse range of food items including wheat/ gluten free. It never hurts to ask! Also, some schools have other cafes or student run food places.

 It is beneficial to have a mini fridge and a microwave if you are allowed. That way you can be sure to keep safe snacks and food. If you share a kitchen space, keep your bread in a bag with your name on it. This is useful as well if you are sharing an apartment. Also, it is important to be upfront about your allergy/ intolerance to potential roommate. 

At times, Celiac disease or other issue can seem troublesome, but it is important to keep the lines of communication open. Your health is more important than a potential burden. It teaches others to think of more than just themselves.
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Also, it is really easy to make gluten free food.  Scrambled eggs and other protein is naturally gluten free. As are fruits and veggies. Rice and corn tacos/ tortillas are great to have on hand.You can make tuna, chicken, fish, or refried bean tacos with cheese and veggies. It is important to eat enough at university/ college.

Be aware of hidden sources of gluten, read labels and check prep areas. Enlist friends for help! People are slowly adapting to food allergies and intolerance. Plus you might meet someone with the same 'problem'. What is your advice to a college bound student?

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