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The Savvy Celiac’s Quick Guide to the First 30 Days: Start Your New Gluten Free !

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The -.#chool2Daycare–3ass-produced lunch madness4 Chapter 5 .#ociali+ing. &t is an autoimmune !isease$ li'e rheumatoi! arthritis$ multiple sclerosis an! type 1 !iabetes in that the bo!y is ighting itsel .What is and is not gluten free. The in ormation insi!e comes rom lessons learne! since my !aughter was !iagnose! in 2000$ plus$ as a -ournalist$ & en-oy researching an! interviewing e.uic' re erence to get you up to spee! on the very basics o celiac !isease an! the gluten% ree li estyle.The Celiac Diagnosis – why did this happen to me? Chapter 2 .la!el reading clear as mud? Chapter % . &t soun!s grim an! you are li'ely sa! or yoursel or a amily member an! that is o'ay. & am not a health care provi!er. #ou may in! this gui!e help ul to give to your amily an! close rien!s$ because$ let/s ace it$ coo'ing a big holi!ay meal is never too ar away.6etting 7our #a y 8n4 $ntroduction That irst month going gluten ree can be a !oo"y.#hopping and $a!els . and e erything in !etween Chapter " . The only way to treat celiac !isease .n/0appy 0our? Chapter 1 . &n the case o celiac !isease$ The 0ational 1oun!ation or Celiac Awareness puts it this way$ celiac 23!amages the villi o the small intestine an! inter eres with absorption o nutrients rom oo!3.perts on the sub-ect. &t is always goo! to remember$ i you thin' you may have celiac !isease$ get teste! be ore you go gluten% ree. & you thin' you have non%celiac%relate! gluten intolerance$ also please consult your healthcare provi!er. #ou go rom eating all the pasta$ pi""a an! restaurant or grab%an!%go oo!s you want to planning nearly every bit o your oo! or the rest o your li e. (ut really this !iagnosis o celiac !isease or non%celiac%relate! gluten intolerance is opening new !oors to a better an! healthier #)*+ The goal o this boo' is to be a .Ta#le o" Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 .In the &itchen – Cross-Contamination.3o ing 'orward. 'amily (ecipes ) #u!stitutions Chapter * .4ssentially the bo!y is attac'ing itsel every time a person with celiac consumes gluten.imately 1 in 133 Americans have the !isease$ but most remain un!iagnose!. Cha%ter &ne The Celiac Dia'nosis: (hy did this ha%%en to )e* Celiac !isease is a cra"y an! tric'y thing.5 A 2003 groun!brea'ing prevalence stu!y on celiac !isease oun! appro.

The huge range o symptoms may 'eep a !octor rom !iagnosing you with celiac !isease an! instea! he or she may -ust hone in an! treat your speci ic symptom. A. A. 1rom my own e. & your !octor will not !o it =an! there may be some who will not>$ in! another !octor who will. &t is a basic bloo! test as a irst screen. That means no wheat$ barley$ rye an! !erivatives o those very popular grains. @iagnosing Celiac Celiac !isease is tric'y in part because it mani ests itsel in so many !i erent ways. The <ayo Clinic/s list o symptoms is vast: classic symptoms o ab!ominal pain$ !iarrhea an! bloating are what !octors may 'ey into or a common celiac !iagnosis. most people can li e a healthy normal life 0ow T6)?4 are a ew goo! reasons+ #ou may be sa! right now$ but eventually$ with a little time an! e!ucation$ you may come aroun! to un!erstan!ing that celiac is not so ba!.A The tT.+5 The answer is%% you can !o it+ <any people !o it success ully every !ay an! you can too+ The reality is =an! you may nee! to remin! yoursel o this o ten> i you are going to have a !isease$ celiac !isease is a goo! one to have. :e. test is very accurate or pre!icting celiac !isease.uest a 2celiac panel5 or your bloo! tests.A%&gA or Antiglia!in &. Accor!ing to the Center or Celiac :esearch an! Treatment this inclu!es: tT. or Antiglia!in &g.A Total &. & you thin' you nee! to be teste! or celiac please as' your !octor. 8hy7 7ou do not need to ta9e e:pensi e prescription drugs e ery day It is treated !y a diet that can !e healthier than the diet you may already !e eating . That irst shopping trip or gluten% ree oo! may have you saying to yoursel $ 26ow !o people !o this7 8heat is in 494:#T6&0.perience with my !aughter an! my brother$ & woul! a!! other symptoms li'e liver !ys unction$ an! atigue so e. (ut then a!! in the others: !epression$ anemia$ -oint pain$ muscle cramps$ s'in rash$ mouth sores$ !ental an! bone !isor!ers =such as osteoporosis>$ tingling in the legs an! eet =neuropathy>$ weight loss$ general wea'ness an! atigue$ oul%smelling stools that may be atty or oily$ stunte! growth in chil!ren.%&gA or tissue transglutaminase%&gA A.treme it mimic'e! some symptoms o narcolepsyA my !aughter ha! the classic !isten!e! belly as well. & the results are positive or point in a !irection o a possible celiac !iagnosis$ you will then be !irecte! to get an en!oscopy an! biopsy o the small this time is to eat a strict gluten% ree !iet.A !etects wheat allergies.A%&g. The Center or Celiac :esearch .s long as you are eating a strict gluten-free diet.

ample$ my great aunt was !iagnose! !eca!es be ore my !aughter was !iagnose! in 2000$ then my brother got his !iagnosis.?. :esearchers e. . The 2003 prevalence stu!y also showe! 1 in 22 irst% !egree relatives have celiac ! can li e a full and healthy life 0a e symptoms? 6et the celiac panel !lood test Consider ha ing your immediate family tested Celiac test negati e? 7ou may ha e non-celiac-related gluten intolerance Cha%ter Two (hat $s and (hat $s not Gluten Free* +. The <ayo Clinic !e ines gluten ree as a !iet that 2e.luten is not an actual ingre!ient li'e you woul! see 2wheat5 on a label.imately 1E million Americans>. 6owever$ you may see the wor!s 2gluten ree5 or a 2. Those ol's may want to be teste! as well. .15 symbol. 1or e.? is wi!e.?>.plaine! !uring the ?eptember 2013 &nternational Celiac @isease ?ymposium =&C@?> there is a lot to be learne! about 0C. @octors ?te ano .plaine! to the 0ational 1oun!ation or Celiac Awareness that there is no true test at this time which con irms 0C.eneral in (oston e. #a y Tips< Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease ) !y following the only treatment – a strict glutenfree diet -.?$ but other estimates point as high as D percent =which woul! be appro.nd everythin' in #etween8hen learning what you can an! cannot eat$ the irst thing to 'now is that you 8&LL 0)T see gluten written li'e an ingre!ient on the si!e o a pac'! Treatment says it is currently 2the gol! stan!ar! in the !iagnosis o celiac !isease an! there ore consi!ere! essential.C percent o the population has 0C.uan!alini o the *niversity o Chicago Celiac @isease Center an! Alessio 1asano o the Center or Celiac :esearch an! Treatment at <ass . :ight now$ researchers believe the range o people with 0C. &t is best that the bloo! test be !one or celiac !isease be ore going gluten% ree. This is an area where research is going on now. & your celiac panel comes bac' negative$ you coul! still have non%celiac gluten sensitivity =0C.5 <any people =an! honestly$ sometimes healthcare provi!ers> believe a patient can -ust go gluten% ree an! i they eel better$ great+ 8hat they !o not 'now is i the patient ever wants to get the bloo! wor' or celiac !isease$ he or she will have to go bac' on gluten or wee's to get any hope or an accurate result. 1 in 3B secon!%!egree relatives =aunts$ uncles$ cousins> have celiac !isease.clu!es the protein gluten which is oun! in all wheat$ barley$ rye an! triticale ingre!ients5 =inclu!ing spelt$ 'amut an! more>.?. & you are !iagnose! with celiac !isease$ you will want to consi!er getting irst%!egree relatives =parents$ siblings an! chil!ren> teste! too. @uring &C@? 2013$ researchers sai! as ew as .

cept malt vinegar> (a'ing ?o!a Amaranth (lue Cheese . rye.> )ats =must be certi ie! gluten ree> 9inegar =all e. That means getting amiliar with even the most obscure ingre!ients li'e: Disodium Wheatgermamido Peg-2 Sulfosuccinate which you may have suspecte! is in!ee! ille! with list to see the oo!s that sit on the ence Ithey may or may not be gluten ree.trin Guinoa ?orghum :ice Corn As or 2gluteny5 ingre!ients$ www. 6ere are a ew: 8heat (arley :ye (ran <alt =syrup$ vinegar> .raham lour 6y!roly"e! 8heat Hrotein <at"o ?emolina 9ital 8heat . (ottom line is there are hun!re!s o ingre!ients out there that normally most o us woul! -ust s'im over on an ingre!ient list. !arley.?o what is gluten ree7 The most comprehensive list & have seen o 2?a e &ngre!ients5 comes rom list o 2*nsa e &ngre!ients5 is also very !etaile!. There are too many to list here but here are some highlights =an! even with this list$ it is always wise to chec' the ingre!ient labels>: <illet <onoso!ium . ?ome o those generic terms are vague an! can be consi!ere! re! lags in the gluten% ree worl!. They inclu!e caramel color$ bouillon cubes$ natural lavor$ lavoring an! oo! starch.!ad4 .celiac.lutinous :ice F 1lour <alto!e. 0ow that you are gluten ree$ you nee! to 'now what is in your !iet an! what is =<?.luten Hasta <a'e sure you go to the bottom o the www. #a y Tips< Wheat.

(ice. grocery store. <y health oo! store also puts a re! arrow on the price 2stic'er5 which is poste! near the gluten% ree pro!uct an! it has gluten% ree oo! events where you can taste%test gluten% ree oo!s. & you in! a bran! you are particularly in love with$ chec' to see i you can or!er !irectly rom the manu acturer. . #ou never 'now$ they may actually start carrying them+ @o gluten% ree shopping online. That shopping an! . & en!e! up crying in the store over the :ice Jrispies not being gluten ree =they now have a gluten% ree brown%rice version>. This is a per ect option or ol's who may live in smaller communities an! cannot get to a health oo! store too o ten.luten1ree<all.eadin' !a#els: Clear as /ud* <y irst trip to the store a ter my !aughter was !iagnose! seeme! to ta'e orever. & only purchase! eggs$ Cheetos an! Corn Hops =inci!entally that cereal is no longer gluten ree>. @oing this will give you a 2lay o the gluten% ree lan!5 an! basic un!erstan!ing o the options available to you. grocery store they have the gluten% ree section right in the mi!!le o the pasta aisle =yes$ let/s -ust twist the 'ni e a little$ but it is better than the ba'ing aisle li'e it was be ore> an! & !o not believe anyone in the store coul! actually help you with any . ha! gluten an! it woul! be pain ully !i icult to ee! my 1C%month%ol! chil!. #ou can either print up the ingre!ient lists rom www. &n my opinion a big general grocery store coul! be overwhelming at irst. This will ma'e li e easier or are companies that have several selections rom which to choose. 6ere are some suggestions to prepare you or your irst gluten% ree shopping trip: Hic' a health/natural oo! store. Companies li'e Ama"on. The irst ew shopping trips will ta'e a lot o time an! resources an! it @)4? get better. These 'in!s o stores will li'ely have sta with more e. 8hen & le t & was convince! 494:#T6&0.perience with gluten% ree oo!s than a big%bo. There are apps or in!ing gluten% ree pro!ucts as well. )ne App & have oun! or the iHhone is calle! 2&s that .et a gluten% ree ingre!ient/pro!uct list. Corn.ueue them up in your smart phone or tablet an! bring them along. =uinoa – good4 &now the red flag ingredients and find out their source to determine gluten-free status Cha%ter Three Sho%%in' and .luten 1ree75 &t has what appears to be thousan!s o pro!ucts liste! with .perience is as vivi! in my memory now as when it actually happene!.uestions regar!ing gluten% ree pro!ucts. At my or you can . & your grocery store -ust !oes not have the gluten% ree selection you woul! li'e to see$ be sure to as' or the gluten% ree oo!s you woul! li'e them to carry. & you go to a regular grocery store$ the gluten% ree oo! may be sprea! throughout the store or it coul! be put all in one section. 6onestly$ the trip seeme! to go in slow motion an! the grocery store & 'new so well$ now seeme! unrecogni"able.celiac.

uires that the top oo! allergens be liste! i they are in any ingre!ient in a pro!uct. @6 is basically the s'in version o celiac. ?ome!ay$ with e. &t is a set o stan!ar!s that a company must ollow i it wants to promote a pro!uct as being gluten ree.perience.uestioning ingre!ient labels. *n!erstan! oo! labels an! ingre!ient lists: 8ith your gluten% ree lists in han!$ get use! to rea!ing labels. ?ince 2000$ & have seen both !istille! vinegar an! oats come o the unsa e list an! be a!!e! to the sa e list.uires companies to have any pro!uct they label gluten ree to be below 20 parts per million o gluten. Cosmetics$ health an! beauty pro!ucts shoul! not be overloo'e! or gluten. Lohn Mone$ Chairman o the @epartment o @ermatology at the *niversity o *tah says while you shoul! never have gluten in your toothpaste$ !ental loss$ mouth wash or lipstic'/lip balm$ other cosmetics cannot be absorbe! through the s'in. The voluntary gluten% ree labeling stan!ar! re. The 1oo! Allergen Labeling an! Consumer Hrotection Act =1ALCHA> really helpe! ma'e label% rea!ing easier when it was enacte! in 200K. ?tay current on gluten% ree news. Hro!uce$ meat an! !airy sections have a lot o naturally gluten% ree oo!s.perts say stan!ar! oats get contaminate! in the processing. (y purchasing the ingre!ients an! ma'ing things li'e coo'ies$ ca'es an! lasagna on your own$ you will not only be able to control the cost a little more but also you can control the ingre!ients that are put in your oo!. Consi!er coo'ing rom scratch when assembling your shopping list. 1ALCHA re. . )ats are a gluten% ree grain$ but e. Takeaway lesson: Purchase these items and your waistline and pocketbook will likely thank you. &t is possible that even a ter the labeling rule goes into e ect$ there coul! still be companies that !on/t promote their gluten% ree status an! as a result !on/t nee! to ollow the gluten% ree labeling stan!ar!s. (ut e. Those companies coul! still leave you . @istille! vinegar is gluten reeIbut malt vinegar is not !istille! an! as a result is not gluten ormation rom the manu acturers. &t is not across%the%boar!$ man!atory labeling or all companies li'e the re. 8hen gluten is ingeste! in a person with @6$ they get a s'in reaction an! the gluten is !oing !amage to their intestines. &t also has a list o sa e an! unsa e ingre!ients. 8heat is among the top allergens$ but gluten is not.perts say ol's with @6 !onNt get a reaction by touching gluten to the s'in. &n August 2013$ the 1oo! an! @rug A!ministration =1@A> announce! the new gluten% ree labeling rule.uestions.perience$ you will be able to !o this without your list. Lust because an ingre!ient listing !oes not say it contains wheat$ !oes not mean the pro!uct is gluten% ree. They can only use the term 2gluten ree5 rather than 2no gluten5$ 2low gluten5$ etc. Learning what/s sa e an! unsa e . The 1@A says companies that want to label their oo!s gluten ree must be in compliance by August C$ 201K. #es$ sometimes things change.uirements in 1ALCHA.tra at to ma'e it taste better. #ou nee! to loo' or gluten% ree oats. 6owever$ @r. Although the labeling will help shoppers 'now that anything mar'ete! as gluten ree ha! to ollow e!eral stan!ar!s$ it may not be the answer to all your gluten% ree shopping . A lot o gluten% ree oo! is loa!e! with sugar an! e. This hol!s true or both ol's with celiac an! !ermatitis herpeti ormis =@6>.uic'ly will ma'e shopping a smoother e.

& threw out the bottle because & was not worrie! so much about her s'in$ but rather that as a to!!ler she might get the water in her mouth. Mone !escribe! humans as having a protective barrier$ calle! stratus corneum$ which acts li'e a ?aran 8rap on the s'in that 'eeps gluten molecules out. &t coul! be a wheat allergy or something else causing your s'in reaction. 6e sai! gluten can be absorbe! through the mouth an! a lesion or cut to the s'in. learning the lists @uic9ly will help create an easier shopping e:perience >hone or Ta!let . #a y Tips< >ic9 a store that is managea!le and not o erwhelming ? ery time you go to your regular grocery store. egeta!les and dairy will !e !etter for you in the long run and could sa e you money and calories $oo9 for gluten-free lipstic9. re@uest the gluten-free foods you would li9e them to carry 8!tain lists of safe and unsafe ingredients for the gluten-free diet. #ou may eel that you want gluten% ree cosmetics an! health an! beauty pro!ucts$ -ust to be sa e$ but$ it is not re. The O?aran 8rapO is also in the hair ollicle area so gluten cannot be absorbe! through your hair pro!ucts.uire! on a gluten% ree !iet.. mouth wash.pps could !e ery helpful when !eing mo!ile at the store 'amiliari+e yourself with '.$C>.@uring the &nternational Celiac @isease ?ymposium$ ?eptember 2013$ @r. and toothpasteB other health ) !eauty products are o9ay Cha%ter Four $n the 0itchen: Cross Conta)ination1 Fa)ily .perts at the <ayo Clinic also say gluten cannot be absorbe! through the s'in$ but i you have a s'in reaction to a cosmetic$ shampoo or lotion with gluten in it$ you shoul! see your !octor. 4. lip !alm. 8ithout it$ you run the ris' o un'nowingly contaminating yoursel or the gluten% ree person in your home over an! over. ?ure enough it sai! 2wheat5 right on the ingre!ient label. gluten-free la!eling rule and reading la!elsA Teach others the sameA #hop the perimeter of the store and coo9 from scratchA 'resh meats. 8ay bac' when my !aughter was younger her gran!parents gave her a bottle o bubble bath.eci%es and Su#stitutions #ou have your oo! purchase!$ an! now what7 8here !o you begin with the preparation an! coo'ing o gluten% ree oo! A0@ what i not everyone in my house is gluten% ree7 0ow is the time to loo' at your 'itchen with a new set o eyes+ #our gluten% ille! 'itchen nee!s a ma'eover an! a !eep clean. A ter using it a ew times$ or no real reason$ & turne! the bottle over an! loo'e! at the ingre!ients. .

4liminate all crumbs on counters an! table tops. (ecause they are porous$ it is very !i icult to get woo!en tools clean.This is where many people !eci!e the whole house will go gluten ree. As or cutting boar!s$ i you !o plastic$ consi!er !oing another color =li'e the a orementione! toaster> that is easily i!enti iable as gluten ree. )ur amily has share! the pots an! pans. & you have a combine! gluten an! gluten% ree home$ you/ll want to 'eep separate pro!ucts li'e peanut butter an! 'eep them labele! as such.any o those share! oo!s or ingre!ients. & you are going gluten ree$ you nee! a new toaster P an! i!enti y it as only allowing gluten ree items. &t helpe! my !aughter when she was very young to be able to i!enti y her sa e oo!s. Clean o a shel or an entire portion o a pantry or your gluten% ree pro!ucts. That is your choice. &t continues to help visitors =an! perhaps a babysitter> 'now what is gluten ree an! what is not. 8e have not ha! a problem with it as long as the pots an! pans are cleane! well. & you are going strictly gluten ree$ then throw away any o the contaminate! pro!ucts. 8oo! =an! plastic> cutting boar!s are even worse because the grooves rom sharp 'nives leave slits in the woo! that can harbor crumbs. 8e have !one it this way in our house or years. Let/s start with the appliances. A common cross%contamination problem can be crumbs+ ?imply put$ the counters nee! to be cleane! be ore using the 'itchen. &n my amily the re! toaster is or gluten% ree oo!s only+ Choosing a !i erent color an! style will help i!enti y the toaster that is sa e or you.lass cutting boar!s are great because they !o not leave grooves an! are easy to clean$ however they can !ull your 'nives . #a y Tips< . 4ither way the ollowing tips or cleaning up your house will help you. There are a ew optional changes you can ma'e. . )ut with the woo! an! in with the 048+ Those porous woo! spoons$ spatulas an! cutting boar!s will not be use ul to someone going gluten ree. The cross%contamination ris' is high. #our toaster is a culprit or cross contamination. ?ome ol's !o a combination houseIli'e my amily. ?ome ol's li'e to have separate pots an! pans an! even !ishwashing sponge. ?oap an! hot water is the best way to ri! gluten rom sur aces. &t is 'nown or accumulating a lot o crumbs when it heats up gluten% ille! bagels$ toast$ an! wa les. Crumbs on the counter an! on the tables not only are generally messy$ but they leave the enemy$ gluten$ ripe to cross%contaminate. #ou will want to have a separate colan!er or gluten% ree pasta. & you have ever use! a colan!er or pasta$ you probably have notice! that resi!ue an! little pieces o pasta o ten stic' to the colan!er an! insi!e the holes$ ma'ing it very !i icult to clean. This way you !o not run the ris' o acci!entally eating something. That !oes not count the number o chun's o brea! that have become stuc' insi!e the toaster as well. 6oles in the colan!er hol! gluten. #ou will want to replace the coo'ing tools with another easier%to%clean pro!uct. Hurchase new butter$ peanut butter$ -am$ ba'ing pow!er$ ba'ing so!a3. They can en! up cross contaminate! !uring coo'ing an! ba'ing. (e sure to purchase another P easily gluten% ree i!enti iableIcolan!er or your home.uic'ly.

ssign a color to the new gluten-free 9itchen supplies for easy recognition during coo9ing &eep a clean 9itchen to eliminate the possi!ility of cross-contamination during food prep Cha%ter Five Sociali2in' The 34n56a%%y 6our* 6ere/s a . An ac. &t may be easier sai! than !one$ but always go with your gut+ @o not be shy about your nee!s. or 2:00 p. As' what they might have that you can eat.uic' story. .> so you are getting the un!ivi!e! attention o the manager or che . 1or the most part$ the rules an! tips will be the same or a!ults an! 'i!s with or www. #ou never 'now when you are going to be stuc' somewhere with absolutely 0) oo! choices =airports$ in my opinion$ are one o these places>. 4ven i a!ults 'now about the gluten issue$ most o them bring the treats anyway P it is a act. As a parent o a gluten% ree chil!$ it is always nice i you can pull out their avorite can!y$ or . ?o you shoul! always have some oo! on han! to cover those moments.t time she went out with her co%wor'ers when she ha! to navigate the gluten% ree lan!scape in the !eep% rie! an! beer%la!en worl! o 6AHH# 6)*:+ & can only imagine how !i icult$ aw'war! an! even rustrating that moment coul! be.findmeglutenfree. Always bring snac's.(eplace toasters.m. The best you can !o is be loyal to the companies that 'now how to !o gluten% ree right. Arrange or call ahea! to your !estination. wood utensils and contaminated food . & you are going out to a restaurant$ call ahea!.etting contaminate! will li'ely happen at some point P un ortunately.glutenfreeregistry. 8ebsites li'e www. &t can be$ at times$ overwhelming. ?he mentione! how !i erent she elt the have .:4AT resources on gluten% ree menus. 1or 'i!s$ there will be times when a parent or coach o their sports team han!s out cupca'es or coo'ies$ an! your chil! is le t out. Let them 'now a ew easy oo!s they can always have aroun! the house to accommo!ate your !iet. ?ociali"ing when you are gluten ree goes beyon! happy hourA it inclu!es holi!ays with the amily or going out or a bite to eat on a 1ri!ay night with rien!s.m. #ou can set up your or!er ahea! o time an! when you arrive$ tal' to the server about the pre% arrangement o your gluten% ree meal. & you are uneasy about eating somewhereI!o not eat it. & woul! recommen! calling !uring 2o 5 hours =li'e 10:00 a. (ut then she was !iagnose! with celiac !isease.uaintance o mine ha! gone well into a!ulthoo! without a care about glutenIli'e most everyone in the *nite! ?tates. & your rien!s =or your 'i!s/ rien!s/parents> !o not 'now about your gluten% ree nee!s$ how will they ever accommo!ate a gluten% ree rien!ly location7 Tell them about your gluten% ree !iet an! why you nee! it. Hic' the happy hour location$ base! on one o these lists+ Always 'eep in min!$ when eating outA you are ta'ing a ris' because you are not in charge o your own oo!.

(ut i they are willing to coo' or your chil! =using oo! you provi!e or the oo! the !aycare provi!es> employees nee! to un!erstan! the issues o cross%contamination an! what is sa e or your gluten% ree chil! to eat.uirements are or chil! care provi!ers. ?ports an! activities shoul!n/t always be about oo! Ibut sometimes they -ust are. 4!ucation can help re!uce the ear other parents may have about ma'ing your chil! sic'.5 This is relatively vague. #a y Tips< Ce prepared for any scenarioA 7ou do not want to !e stuc9 star ing somewhere or worse yet. . !e tempted to eat something unsafe Dust !ecause you are hungryA Wor9 with colleagues and parents to come up with fun gluten-free solutions during parties and other social e entsA Cha%ter Si7 School 8 Daycare: /ass 9roduced !unch /adness 8hen my !aughter irst starte! 'in!ergarten in 200K$ having gluten% ree lunch was nearly unhear! o .uire with your provi!er on how they !eal with gluten% ree !iets because there is no e!eral gui!eline here. #ou coul! also sen! a variety o snac's with your chil!. &n <innesota$ or e.uic' primer or that. & they are a goo! rien!$ you coul! sen! a list o sa e snac's.ample$ the only licensing rule that a!!resses special !iets is this: 2The provi!er shall ollow written instructions obtaine! rom the parents$ at the time o enrollment$ on each chil!/s special !iet or oo! nee!s. #ou cannot be prepare! enough or this because sometimes getting gluten% ree accommo!ations is easy an! other times it is not an! it is har! to pre!ict which is which+ @aycare: #ou will nee! to in. The parents o my !aughter/s best rien! always have Cocoa Hebbles$ Cheetos an! an acceptable hot !og aroun! the house P -ust in case she nee!s to eat when she is there. Harents shall be consulte! about special oo! pre erences. 8e are so than' ul or this. & your chil! is going to a rien!/s house$ tal' to the parents about what 'in! o snac's they have. At !aycare be ore she entere! elementary school she ha! to bring her lunch =an!$ no$ our amily !i!n/t get a !iscount or giving them one less mouth to ee!>.maybe ta'e them out or ice cream instea!. As you wor' to help your chil! be in!epen!ent an! spea' up or themselves$ you also nee! to protect them !uring those early years. & you have a provi!er who wants you to supply the gluten% ree chil!Ns oo! =li'e sen!ing a !aily col! lunch an! supplying snac's>$ then you may want to !iscuss some 'in! o tuition !iscount. Ji!s love to play together an! eventually you will not be there. This boo' coul! be a goo!$ very . Tal' to parents be ore play !ates. (ut you can chec' with your state human services !epartment to in! out what their re.

& your school receives e!eral ai! =an! most !o> it must ollow the gui!elines with the Americans with @isabilities Act =A@A>. . & there is a way to contact a !ietician about your school/s oo! plan/options$ ta'e a!vantage o that. Hlease consi!er getting one o these even i you !o not eel li'e you nee! one. & there is no option to tal' to a !ietician or nutrition services$ then chec' with your !isability services. ?he$ in my opinion$ !e initely was in violation o the C0K Hlan arrange! or my !aughter.plaine! a !isability is !e ine! by the A@A as a 2mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a ma-or li e activity5. At an elementary or secon!ary school it may be one person !esignate! as the !isability/A@A/C0K Hlan coor!inator. At a large university it coul! be an entire o ice sta . (ut it !i! not. Lissner recommen!s you go to the school/s website or !ining halls$ resi!ence halls or oo! service. 8hen my !aughter ha! home%ec class$ the teacher wante! her to help ma'e the gluten% ille! oo!$ but not eat it. & thought the C0K Hlan woul! be the saving grace & nee!e! to ensure my !aughter/s e. Accessibility or me!ically% prescribe! !iets that treat a health issue is a relatively new aspect with the A@A.uest rom a!ministrators. &n an interview with ?cott Lissner$ Hresi!ent o A64A@ =Association on 6igher 4!ucation Awareness an! @isability>$ he e. &n a 2012 settlement between the *? @epartment o Lustice an! Lesley *niversity =which tac'le! the sub-ect o gluten% ree accommo!ations>$ the !ocuments state! 2eating5 an! 2ma-or bo!ily unctions li'e the gastrointestinal system5 as being e.perience as other stu!ents. &t is a tool that can be use! to ma'e sure that the stu!ent$ the parents/guar!ians an! school personnel un!erstan! their responsibilities an! wor' through challenges or misun!erstan!ings to avoi! problems in the uture.uire a note rom your !octor regar!ing the me!ical !iagnosis. (y not accommo!ating her gluten% ree ingre!ient nee!s =which & o ere! to supply>$ in my opinion$ my !aughter !i! not get the same e!ucational e. There are some schools =elementary$ secon!ary or college> where parents will have to get involve!. The school will li'ely re. Lissner o ere! these tips to parents who want gluten% ree accommo!ations or their chil!ren: .perience in coo'ing class woul! be great.amples o 2ma-or li e activities5.?chool is a !i erent beast. #ou shoul! e. The teacher may have been in violation o the A@A. Harents nee! to be very involve! when a C0K Hlan is in e ect. ?chool nutrition !epartments an! even some classroom teachers now have to consi!er gluten% ree !iets in their practice. Lissner eels eventually the A@A will e.pect this re.5 #ou can use a C0K Hlan to get accommo!ations at lunch$ in home%ec coo'ing class an! even in art class. 8hat is a C0K Hlan7 The American @iabetes Association e.plains a C0K Hlan this way$ 2The C0K Hlan sets out an agreement to ma'e sure the stu!ent with !iabetes Qor celiac/gluten% ree !ietR has the same access to e!ucation as other chil!ren.o to your school/!istrict/university/s !ietician irst.ten! to school%relate! activities as well.

coordinator for your childFs school to get the accommodations he or she needs to li e a normal life at school and ha e the same e:periences as other studentsA Tal9 to your coach a!out your dietary restrictions Cha%ter Seven /ovin' Forward Gettin' your Savvy on: 0ow you 'now the basics$ so what/s ne.ample$ an! plans to stop an! eat somewhere$ the coach may choose some place more gluten% ree rien!ly. This happene! or us when my !aughter was !iagnose!. Try new lours$ new 'in!s o gluten% ree oo!s an!/or coo'ing techni. 8atch your amily grow closer with the news o the celiac !iagnosis. . *se your 'nowle!ge to try new recipes or try converting an ol! amily% avorite an! ma'e it with a gluten% ree lair+ &t may ta'e a ew tries =an! a ew ingre!ients>$ but !o not get !iscourage!. &t is a goo! way to share great in ormation on new pro!ucts$ celiac news an! li estyle tips. . They happen across the country at various times o the year.t7 (eing savvy with the celiac !iagnosis an! gluten% ree li estyle ta'es a lot o practice+ (ut it will get better.periments. This is another way to meet people an! to give bac' to your new li estyle. 9olunteer at a celiac or gluten% ree event.ues. @onate gluten% ree oo! to your local oo! shel . )rgani"ers AL8A#? nee! volunteers. Loin a support group+ 1in! people you can tal' an! relate to about celiac !isease. <y brother an! his wi e also ha! a amily !ynamic change with his !iagnosis. As you loo' ahea! to the uture$ continue to e.oo! recipes an! new 'nowle!ge will come rom those e.pan! your gluten% ree hori"ons.uently li e became so much better.luten% ree oo! options are sparse in oo! shelves an! there are ol's who not only nee! the oo! or their health$ but also cannot a or! it.D. As a general rule$ always have a ew snac's on han!. 0ow it is time to venture out a bit. . 4ven provi!e that person with a list o approve! restaurants an!/or snac's i you can. 6e was so sic' pre%!iagnosis$ that when he went gluten ree he seeme! normal again Ian! subse. #a y Tips< Chec9 with your #tate Department of 0uman #er ices a!out re@uirements for gluten-free accommodations in a child-care facility or in a home daycareA 6et a *E% >lan and meet with the .Activities: Always tell a coach or lea!er o your chil!/s school organi"ation about your chil!/s !ietary nee!s. <y husban! an! & ha! to ban! together to ma'e sure she was getting the oo! she nee!e!. & the team goes to an 2away game5$ or e. This gui!e gave you the very basics o what you nee! to 'now.

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