Kent State opens entirely gluten-free dining hall

Published: Sep. 6, 2016 at 1:45 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2016 at 10:17 PM EDT
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KENT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio college has opened what it says is the first entirely gluten-free dining hall in the country.

Kent State University restructured Prentice Cafe in Prentice Hall after administrators noticed a rising number of students with intolerance to gluten.

Kent State says it's the first campus to offer an entire dining hall that's certified gluten-free. The cafe was certified by the Gluten-Free Food Services Certification Program, which is a food safety program.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

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