People with celiac disease cannot eat foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, splelt and other grains. The body immune system responds to gluten by damaging the lining of the small intestine. The only treatment to celiac is to eat a gluten -free diet. There are plenty of foods that are naturally gluten free, including fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry,fish, nuts,eggs and more. The key to understanding the gluten-free diet is to become a good label reader. A growing number of foods are being developed by manufacturers to answer consumers increasing interest in gluten -free foods.
Here at Campus Dining and Shops we are meeting the needs of students with celiac disease. All four residential dining centers have in stock all the foods needed to eat a balanced gluten -free diet. Recently the Ellicott Food Court added a gluten -free menu.
Stop by Sizzles and you can order a gluten-free pizza, pancakes, chicken sandwich, a variety of burgers, two gluten-free salad dressings, and more. Just ask the cashier for the gluten-free menu and they will place your order. The quality and variety of prepared items continues to grow and improve. We are very fortunate to have options that allows Campus Dining and Shops to put students first.
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