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  • 1. Your Gluten-Free Guide to Navigating UNH Dining Facilities
    Created by:
    Michelle L. Smith, UNH Dietetic Intern
    Katy-Lynne Magoon, UNH Dietetic Intern
  • 2. Getting Your Needs Met
    Students who eat in the UNH Dining Halls with specific nutrition concerns or medically-restricted diets should set up a meeting with the UNH Dining Registered Dietitian as well as the Director of Culinary Services.
    Registered Dietitian
    Rochelle L'Italien, M.S., R.D., L.D.
    Director of Culinary Services
    Ralph Coughenour, CEC, AAC, CFBE603.862.4883
  • 3. So, What is Celiac Disease Anyway?
    A chronic autoimmune disorder. When genetically susceptible individuals consume specific proteins in the grains wheat, rye, and barley, which are collectively known as “gluten”, the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged. This surface contains tiny finger-like projections called villi that become inflamed and flattened due to the immunologic reaction to gluten, causing malabsorption of nutrients needed for good health. (Chase, 2008, p 15)
  • 4. What Happens?
    Gluten triggers an abnormal reaction in the intestine where the villi (protrusions in the intestine which create large surface space for nutrient absorption) flatten and reduces absorption space in the intestine. This causes malnutrition.
    WebMD, 2009
  • 5. If Celiac Disease is Left Untreated…
    • Stunted Growth
    • 6. Weakened Bones
    • 7. Iron-Deficiency Anemia
    • 8. Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia
    • 9. Rickets
    • 10. Osteoporosis
    • 11. And many other
    complications can
    WebMD, 2009
  • 12. Gluten-Free Diet Suggestions
    Chase, 2009, pp 30-34
  • 13. What special accommodations do we offer
    students with a gluten allergy or intolerance?
    • “Gluten-Free Zone” at each of the 3 Dining Halls on Campus which includes:
    • 14. GF Refrigerator
    • 15. GF Toaster
    • 16. GF Microwave
    • 17. Assorted Gluten-Free Products
    • 18. Cereals
    • 19. Cookies/Crackers/Granola Bars
    • 20. Bread/Bagels/Waffles
    • 21. Desserts
    • 22. Condiments
    • 23. Separate Cookware and Utensils
    • 24. Stir Fry Station
    • 25. Omelet Bar
    • 26. A La Carte Ordering Service-Ask at cashier station or main line for menu.
    • 27. Online Meal Ordering Service-Visit the following website and select your appropriate dining facility.(
  • What’s Available…
    You can use the call ahead or online ordering system to select your meals. Choose from the following:
  • 28. But Don’t Forget…
    The UNH Dining Facilities also offer a variety of menu items and foods that are naturally gluten-free that you can select from. Choose items from the list below and build your own tasty meal based off of your own preferences.
  • 29. It’s Gluten-Free, But…
    UNH Dining offers a variety of gluten-free items for students with gluten allergies and intolerances to choose from. However, it’s often hard to make healthy selections with such a wide range of options made available.
    In the next few pages you will find a number of meal suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that you can either order or make using items found right here in any of the UNH Dining Facilities. They are show in appropriate portion size and represent what a well-balanced diet should look like. A 5–Day Menu is also provided to assist you in making meal selections.
  • 30. Customer Responsibility
    Ingredients and nutritional content in products offered through UNH Dining may vary. Manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency without our knowledge and product availability may fluctuate. While we make every effort to identify ingredients in our products, we cannot guarantee consistency. It is, therefore, ultimately the responsibility of the customer to judge whether or not to question ingredients or eat selected foods available at UNH Dining Facilities. For questions regarding ingredients, please consult a UNH Dining Manager at any time.
  • 31. Breakfast Idea # 1
    This meal contains: ¾ cup Amazon Flakes, 4oz Skim Milk, 1 Slice Tapioca Loaf Toast, 1 tbsp Margarine, ½ cup fresh fruit, and ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 32. Breakfast Idea # 2
    This meal contains: ¾ cup Gorilla Munch, 8oz Skim Milk, 1 Hardboiled Egg, 1 Banana, and 6oz Hot Tea
  • 33. Lunch Idea # 1
    This meal contains 3oz of Sautéed Garlic Shrimp , ½ cup of Brown Rice, 1 small Tossed Salad, 1 tbsp of Gluten Free Dressing, ½ cup of Cherry Jello, and 8oz of Water.
  • 34. Lunch Idea # 2
    This meal contains ½ of an Amy’s GF Cheese Pizza, ½ cup of Whole Kernel Corn, 1 small Tossed Salad, 1 tbsp of Gluten Free Dressing, 1 Apple, and 8oz of Skim Milk.
  • 35. Dinner Idea # 1
    This meal contains 4oz of Steak Tips , ½ cup of Rice, ½ cup of Steamed Broccoli, 1 Banana and 8oz of Water.
  • 36. Dinner Idea # 2
    This meal contains 1 All Beef Patty on a Gluten-Free Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Mustard. It is accompanied by ½ cup of Whole Kernel Corn, 1 Orange, and 8oz of Diet Coke.
  • 37. Additional Information
    Office of Health Education and Promotion
    Health Services
    (603) 862-3823
    Facebook/Twitter: UNHHealth