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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Does anyone know of any colleges in the Northeast (NJ, NY, PA, DE, MA especially) that have some type of gluten free food service? My daughter is going to start looking at schools next year and I would like her to live away to get the college experience.

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Hi there!

Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. (mine, obviously) has begun gluten-free accomodations for me, which are open to any other student who has celiac disease. I have my own George Foreman grill, egg griddle, toaster, and fryer in the cafeteria. The staff will also cook my meals ahead of time if necessary. They have been incredibly understanding, and since they're more familiar with the disease now, they won't be starting from scratch with your daughter if she chooses to attend my college.

Check out the website http://www.thiel.edu

ps. I can give you contact info (for the Food Services Department) if you need it :)

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Lauriel,

You're welcome!! I hope that you and your daughter find a college that will meet her needs :)

Sincerely,

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A lot of schools have apartments instead of dorms which is helpful.

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I agree-I live in apartment, too. Would freshman be allowed to live in apartments?

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Hi! My daughter is at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Montgomery County, PA. The chef has offered to cook her a gluten-free meal every night and have it on a covered tray waiting for her. He learned all about the diet but sadly, my daughter is stubborn and just reheats the foods I send her. She is only about 45 minutes from home so I stock her up on the weekends. She is going to try to eat these meals at least 3 nights a week this semester. The chef is very helpful but since it is a small college there is no food court as you can find in a larger school. Having her live away but still be close enough when she needs something is working out very well.

Kathy

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To be honest, I wouldn't eat the meal either. I don't live on campus but I never eat things others cook for me unless I am at a gluten-free restaurant/bakery. I would rather make my own food or re-heat it, like she does.

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I am going to be starting school in about a week or so how accomodating where they for you when you told them about celiac disease?

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I don't know who you were specifically addressing, but I will answer! I never told my school that I have Celiac Disease. I don't live on campus and bring my own food. Sometimes I must tell my Professors and they are helpful usually. . .and if they aren't or don't get it I say "Medical Condition" and then they drop the attitude or say oh okay. I only have to talk to the ones who say they don't appreciate people coming in late or leaving and all that stuff. After I tell them they usually say "just sit by the door, don't make a lot of noise if you have to leave, and take as much time as you need."

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Oh thanks thats really great. I will be staying home for the first semester because I want to try and get this medical situation together then I will be staying on. I was just wondering if they are helpful in a situation like that. But thank you for your input it makes me feel alot better about saying somthing to a professer.

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minibabe:

I think you should talk to your Food Services director---mine has be extremely accomodating. I have my own griddle, fryer, George Foreman grill, and toaster. I also have access to every kitchen facility--coolers, freezers, etc., so my food often is better than what my friends are eating.

You'd be surprised at what may happen--you should give it a try.

I hope you feel better!

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I'm actually choosing to live off campus as a freshman next year (since living in the dorms is not a requirement) because the school's housing contract specifically said that they won't accomodate any special diets whatsoever (and this is a pretty large school, mind you). The dietician said the best they could do would be to provide ingredients for what they use, and even those wouldn't be reliable because they sometimes switch providers.

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