The Star Tribune – by Kevyn Burger

Saturday, July 07, 2012

More colleges are boosting their offerings for students with gluten intolerance. A meal plan that accommodates dietary restrictions can be a make-or-break issue for parents who have struggled to solve a child’s digestive difficulties and then managed their gluten-free diet.

“Some parents are really nervous when they send them off to college,” said Kimberly Driesch, who oversees food service at Macalester College for Bon Appetit, a national higher-education food service company that manages programs at Northwestern, St. Olaf and Carleton colleges in Minnesota. Every meal includes “Made Without Gluten” options that are labeled on menus and marked on dining hall signs.

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