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K Lee

Member Since 08 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 27 2010 02:43 PM
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In Topic: Dining In Residence Hall At College

21 January 2010 - 05:39 AM

Did the campus dininig service provide her with any special food? UM does not even have one single gluten free cold cereal to offer. I can appreciate how difficult it would be for them to cook gluten free for her. Do you think it would be unreasonable of me to ask them to purchase Amy's entrees to prepare on occasion? Thank you so much for your advice.

In Topic: Dining In Residence Hall At College

21 January 2010 - 04:37 AM

If your daughter has a formal diagnosis the residence hall needs to do one of two things, either make sure they can safely feed her or let her opt out of the meal plan and give her a way to cook for herself. For my DD that meant moving into senior housing her freshman year so she would have a kitchenette. Your school might allow her a frig and microwave in the room or move her to someplace that has someplace for her to cook. Celiac is covered under the ADA so don't let the school BS you into thinking she has to stay on the meal plan.


Thank you so much for your reply, I was unaware that celiac falls under ADA rules. She does have a confirmed diagnosis. The University of Miami Office of Disability Services was the one who told me "she needed to get control of her own health" so they are useless. Did you have to deal with a specific office at your college? A nutritionist or counselor of some sort?