Cafeteria should include dietary information

For students with food allergies or restrictions, choosing a meal from the cafeteria can be tricky. Without clear information about what’s in each item, it’s hard to know if you’re going to eat something that might hurt you. As a student on a gluten-free diet, I didn’t have a clue which options contained what allergens and struggled on what to go for, having forgotten my lunch at home. Chips and fruit were the few things I was sure I could eat. Not exactly a balanced meal.  

Food choices in the cafeteria should clearly indicate what allergens they contain. More allergen-friendly options should be available as well. It’s not only a matter of convenience, but a matter of safety. 

By Caroline Scott, freshman