Lasagna at at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign UIUC

For a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with phenylketonuria (PKU), dining services created a host of recipes that were PKU-safe, like this lasagna. People with PKU unable to eat phenylalanine, an amino acid found in everything from meat to starch and vegetables.

Serving students with food allergies beyond the Big 8 and gluten

Dining halls are rising to the challenge of ever-increasing food allergies and intolerances.

Going to college is an exciting time for any young student. But for those who’s daily health is dependent on a strict diet, it can be terrifying to consider living far away from their home kitchens. For such students, colleges have begun offering individualized dining services to make sure that they are healthy and fit to pursue their studies.

When a student with an autoimmune disorder was recently accepted to Dartmouth University, the school dining staff had to assure his famil

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