A gluten-free diet excludes the protein gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat, barley, rye and other derivatives. The gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat Celiac Disease.

How do we handle gluten free diets at Kent State?

Wheat/Gluten Allergies At our Gluten Solutions stations, we offer gluten-friendly food. We use the term “Gluten Friendly” to identify dishes made without gluten-containing ingredients. Since gluten can be airborne for 24 hours, we cannot use the term gluten-free for items made in-house. We also offer a variety of gluten-friendly soups, desserts, cereals, bread items (such as bagels, muffins, bread, buns) and lunch meats.

What’s the difference between Gluten-Free and Gluten-Friendly? 

Gluten Friendly means our products do not include any fresh or manufactured food that contains gluten. Gluten Free means the food item contains less than 20 ppm of gluten, which can only be determined through laboratory testing. Since we prepare products in common kitchens with shared equipment, it is not possible that our products can maintain gluten-free status as established by the manufacturer.

Students who have celiac disease or another need for a gluten-free or gluten friendly diet should contact the Registered Dietitian to discuss options.

Students are also encouraged to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Student can schedule an appointment with SAS through its website.

A few Gluten Friendly Options include:  

 Eastway  

  • Gluten Solutions Station 
  • Gluten free desserts, bread options, and cereals  
  • Salad Bar and Fruit/Yogurt Bar
  • Gluten free buns upon request at grill station 
  • Soups  
  • Build your own rice bowl bar
  • Transformation Station

Einstein Bagels  

  • Grab & Go Salad/Fruit options

DI  

  • Gluten Solutions Station 
  • Gluten free desserts, bread options, and cereals  
  • Salad Bar and Fruit/Yogurt Bar 
  • Gluten free buns upon request at grill station 
  • Soups  
  • Transformation Station

Metro Deli 

  • Meat and Gluten Friendly Bread Options 

Rosies 

  • Gluten Friendly Pizza 
  • Gluten Friendly Subs and Burgers

Wild Blue Sushi 

  • Sushi rolls 
  • Rice bowls

All MarketPlaces (Rosies/Eastway/Flash Bistro/DI Hub)

  • Grab and go salads
  • Grab and Go fruit and vegetable snack cups
  • Microwavable Meals
  • Grazer’s Hummus & Soups
  • Gluten Free snack sections