Gluten-Free College #2: A Peek Inside the Ohio University Gluten-Free Program [Update]
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Sep 9 2014

Gluten-Free College #2: A Peek Inside the Ohio University Gluten-Free Program [Update]

Hi, it’s Jon again from Ohio University. For my second review post I will be writing about Grilled Chicken and Potatoes with Mixed Vegetables. This was one of the first meals that I had and I was quite impressed.

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I got this meal for carry-out on thursday night so I could study while I ate. An hour or so before i was ready to eat I called ahead to put my order in. They asked me what I wanted and I said anything, so I had absolutely no idea what I was going to get. The only thing I really knew is that it would be gluten-free. I have not been glutened yet while being here at school. The potatoes were by far my favorite part as they were very good and very well cooked. The chicken was okay, but it was a little bit plain and dry. Overall I would give this meal a 7/10.

Note from Kim: I want to address an earlier comment on this post about the food served at Ohio University. There was a voiced concern on the previous college post (Facebook Page) about the quality of the meal served, indicating it was nothing but sugar and not healthy at all. It is true that the meal Jon was served was pasta, sauce and a dessert. However these meals are prepared from a list of likes and dislikes that Jon has given the college. Some of those meals may be healthier than others and that is okay. The important thing is that Jon can get 100% gluten-free meals served to him while he is away from home at college. Ohio University happens to be one of NFCA’s GREAT Schools, Colleges and Camps, meaning they have completed courses and implemented protocols to meet the needs of students with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivity. There are only five colleges on this list, so we feel very lucky.

Update: After experiencing unexplained stomach issues once he reached campus, Jon was able to determine the problems he was having was with the gluten-free options in the university dining hall; as a result, there will not be any additional gluten-free college reviews.

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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