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kellynolan82

Glutened At My College

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I have just had lunch at my University Dorm and hate to say it but I'm pretty certain that I have been glutened. Whenever I try and push my tummy out, it starts to sting (yet when I pull it in (and breath out) it seems to be fine). Is this a typical sign you find of glutenning?

Here's what I had anyway:

Steamed Rice

Green Beans

Minute Steaks - the minute steaks were old and stale-tasting and seemed to have a vinegar-like liquid that was on them (could I suspect it was malt vinegar).

The kitchen staff are normally not too bad but I have seen that the standard has really been slipping in the past week and the food has just been of low quality.

I'm not really sick at all, I'm just noticing my tummy is a little funny and seems to feel a bit like it does when I'm on a roller-coaster.

Should I bring it up with the kitchen staff? It may not have been gluten it could have been the fact that the meat was stale (or the balsamic vinegar if malt vinegar wasn't used) but the taste certainly wasn't one I was used to and my stomach is making some unusual churning noises and is a little 'fragile'. :(

Please advise me as quickly as possible. I would like to have a solution to this by dinner, if possible. :huh:

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Definitely talk to them. If things slip and you don't bring it up they'll assume it's ok and do it again! Talking with them might help you find the source of the problem, too.

That said I don't think I could trust them at all. Cafeterias are using packaged stuff, there is so much room for cc, and the other people using the cafeteria are spreading gluten all over everything.

When I went to school dorms and cafeteria were required the first year but maybe that has changed or you could get an exception made? I used to have a hot pot in my room that I cooked more than just water in... Steamed veggies, boiled eggs, even saut


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I don't think you can expect decent food from a school cafeteria, let alone decent gluten-free food.

That said, how do you know it was gluten and not something else? Do you react that quickly? I think (though I'm not sure) that it takes me at least half a day to react.

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Definitely talk to them. If things slip and you don't bring it up they'll assume it's ok and do it again! Talking with them might help you find the source of the problem, too.

That said I don't think I could trust them at all. Cafeterias are using packaged stuff, there is so much room for cc, and the other people using the cafeteria are spreading gluten all over everything.

When I went to school dorms and cafeteria were required the first year but maybe that has changed or you could get an exception made? I used to have a hot pot in my room that I cooked more than just water in... Steamed veggies, boiled eggs, even saut

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I don't think you can expect decent food from a school cafeteria, let alone decent gluten-free food.

That said, how do you know it was gluten and not something else? Do you react that quickly? I think (though I'm not sure) that it takes me at least half a day to react.

As mentioned above, JoshB, I'm not completely sure I have been glutenned. :unsure:

I just was speculating, however I was seeing what I should do. I really do not want to have to self-cater. That would be a 'last resort' as I really do feel at home in my catered hall. :)

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