MSU opening allergen-free dining hall


EAST LANSING — Students with food allergies will soon have a new place to dine on Michigan State University's campus.

The Lansing State Journal reports that the school is opening its first allergen-free dining hall, Thrive, on Monday.

Gina Keilen is the university's dietitian for culinary services. She said about one in eight MSU students has some sort of food allergy.

Keilen said the new dining hall is intended to make more students feel welcome on campus.

Thrive will serve food that doesn't contain any of the most common allergens, such as milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts and fish. The facility is also gluten-free.

The dining hall will have three stations offering a variety of foods, from mashed potatoes and roast turkey to grain bowls and nachos.

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