Out of luck!

We have our cafeteria re-opening on Monday with a new catering company since the last one was fired after the health dept shut it down for having cockroaches and rats. Sounds like a good thing?

It won’t be for me. Their website says they only have healthy options. And I went to the website to look at the menu and the sandwiches all seem to have 12-grain and multi-grain bread – translation + they have oats or oat bran in them. So I have just been excluded from ever having a meal there just in case there are oats involved. Wonder how that makes the celiac people feel?

I hate when other allegedly knowledgeable people decide what is healthy for other people when if you have allergies it’s not healthy for you at all. Almost as bad when the meals at camp were things like peaches for the fruit and spice bread for dessert which was made with the extra oatmeal from breakfast and spaghetti for dinner (tomatoes). This meant I was having a peanut butter sandwich and if I was lucky something else from my stash. I learned early on to have peanut butter, crackers and cheese hidden away for meals like that.

So I guess I’m stuck with Micky D’s, Quiznos and the convenience store, damn! I can’t eat at P.F. Chang’s because all dark soy has naturally occurring msg in it. Just about everything at Baja Bud’s has tomato in it or other toxic substances and Robin’s isn’t in the budget at all. This sucks!

4 thoughts on “Out of luck!

  1. That does suck! I am so sorry.

    Can you maybe talk to the manager? We have a new catering company, too, and they have made some menu changes for people’s special needs.

    That must be terrible to feel like you have to be afraid to eat anywhere. 😦


  2. Totally sucks. I agree with Joan. I encourage you to contact them and ask; let them know you have oat allergy and find out what your options are! We do this all the time for our three gluten-free children! (Joce, Andrea and Andrea’s partner…)



  3. boo! the only bright side I see is that “health conscious places” usually feel they “so get it” and they love to deal with things like allergies. I bet if you tell them about your oat allergy. They will go out of their way to prove how hip and helpful they are.


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