Question about Minor Food Intolerance

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  1. Rhusker

    Rhusker New Member

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    Hello everyone! I am thinking about going to USNA after high school graduation and have looked over the forms required for application. Under the Medical Requirements tab it says that having a food allergy results in disqualification. In my case I have a minor intolerance to casein (a protein in dairy) and gluten (a protein in wheat and other grains.) At worst, after eating these things I have some cramps and bloating, but that can be solved by using a digestive enzyme. Even then it is not severe enough to cause problems but I avoid it where I can. If confronted with these foods I usually just don't eat the gluten/casein part (e.g. eating a burger without the bun or cheese) but if I have to I can eat it regularly. My question is: does USNA permit use of digestive enymes or are their foods manageable for me?

    Thanks.

    Rhusker
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Your best bet is to call Admissions and ask to speak with the medical representative to determine if it is waiverable (presuming DODMERB finds disqualification).
     

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