Soy, one of the eight most common food allergies around the world, is a particularly difficult allergy to manage because its used in a lot of processed foods. Those allergic to soy must be ardent food label readers to ensure their health and safety. College students, who are living on their own for the first time, must become even more prudent about it since they are relying daily on someone else making their meals. However, by choosing whole, unprocessed foods, eating from the school salad bar or requesting a baked potato with soy-free toppings, can make it easier. In this Campus Explorer article, Tracy Stuckrath says its imperative to communicate with the school dining staff before the school year starts to ensure they are aware.