UMass works to help those with food allergies

Every dining room features gluten-free bar.

Dec. 3—At the University of Massachusetts, Director of Residential Dining Services Garett DiStefano and dietician Dianne Sutherland say they have been working on taking the stress out of mealtimes for UMass students who have dietary restrictions.

“If you have an allergy of any sorts, we want to make it such that we can accommodate you so that you can eat at a dining common with your friends, and not have to feel like you’re causing any problems,” DiStefano said.

For example, as of this year, there is a gluten-free bar in every dining common, where students can get made-to-order meals.