’17 Salt Allergy Sends Valentine Culinary Staff Scrambling


AMHERST, Ma. – Dining Services Executive Chef Jeremy Roush has warned of “minor modifications” to a number of food offerings for the 2014 academic year following news that a salt-allergic high school senior has chosen to matriculate to the elite liberal arts college with only one dining hall.

“Valentine serves the baseline needs of its students, and next year that means no salt,” said Roush, who  applauded the courage of the 17-year-old from Scarsdale, New York who chose Amherst over several other schools with multiple decentralized dining spaces.

Roush noted that some meal offerings would stay the same, but warned that other popular items would need to be altered, among them General Tso’s chicken, “Jambalaya w/Chicken,” “Sausage & Taso Ham,” most lunch and dinner offerings, breakfast, muffins, Aztec chilli, and desserts.