[caption id="attachment_52830" align="alignleft" width="215"] The Department of Justice recently ruled severe food allergies as a disability in a settlement with Lesley University.[/caption]

A legal settlement with a Massachusetts college has broad implications for food service at U.S. colleges and universities.

The Justice Department said in a recent settlement with Lesley University that severe food allergies can be considered a disability under the law. That gives those who suffer from such allergies a new avenue in seeking menus that fit their diet. But the decision leaves schools, restaurants, and other places...

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