As more and more kids are being diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, families are looking for high-quality resources to help make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle. This month I’ve pulled together a list of the best information on the World Wide Web to help families learn the ins and outs of managing a gluten-free home and beyond.
CNDHF & NASPGHAN Gluten-Free Diet Guide for Families: Available free of charge online, this guide from the Children’s Nutrition and Digestive Health Foundation and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition guides families through the initial diagnosis of celiac disease and how to transition their lifestyle into being gluten-free. The guide includes useful and easy to read tables of ingredient information, safe and unsafe foods, and food prep tips, as well as a guide for daily meal planning. Download this free resource at: http://www.naspghan.org/user-assets/Documents/pdf/diseaseInfo/GlutenFreeDietGuide-E.pdf
GlutenFreely.com Setting Up a Gluten-Free Kitchen: Preventing cross contamination, cleaning out pantries and cooking with new ingredients can be a challenge for any family, especially when gluten can hide in unthought-of nooks and crannies. To help families better understand how to set up a gluten-free kitchen, check out this great resource from GlutenFreely.com that features tips on everything from cooking, frying, baking and boiling to safe ways to store food in the pantry! Be sure to watch the video as well! Check out the GlutenFreely.com Setting Up a Gluten-Free Kitchen resource now at http://www.glutenfreely.com/liveglutenfreely/%20gluten-free-kitchen
Delight Gluten-Free Magazine Going to School Gluten-Free Guide: For students with celiac disease, getting a safe, healthy source is extremely important, but the process also can be extremely challenging. Fortunately, as celiac disease becomes more prevalent, schools are taking notice and beginning to more readily offer accommodations, gluten-free food choices, and—in some states—even entirely gluten-free school lunch menus. Getting your child’s school to take these steps can be tricky. While the details and considerations can vary by state, school, and even grade, the key steps to successful, safe, and healthy gluten-free eating for students remain the same regardless of age.
Download Delight Gluten-Free Magazine’s comprehensive back to school guide for gluten-free students of all ages here: http://delightglutenfree.com/guide-for-a-safe-and-healthy-gluten-free-school-year
Children’s Hospital Boston’s “Amy Goes Gluten-Free" Comic Book: The Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Boston recently released a comic book geared towards kids called “Amy Goes Gluten-Free: A Young Person’s Guide to Celiac Disease.” The book is designed to help kids navigate their way through a gluten-free diet and living with an autoimmune condition. The book contains fun and colorful pictures, nutrition tips and great stories for helping kids cope with celiac disease.
Purchase the comic book for $4 through Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00383DA3A
Traveling the Gluten-Free Way: Family vacations are extremely important. They are a time for the whole family to relax, experience new cultures and most importantly, HAVE FUN! But when someone in the family has to maintain a gluten-free diet, vacations can often become a stressful time as you’ve got to plan way ahead to find suitable family-and-gluten-free-friendly dining options. Thankfully, GlutenFreeTravelSite.com has pulled together an incredible bundle of user-generated reviews and suggestions for traveling the world on a gluten-free diet. The site features restaurant menus, hotels, resorts, theme parks, and so much more! Search by state, country, county or zip code to find the best gluten-free dining options wherever your vacation may bring you. Check out Gluten-Free Travel Site now at: http://glutenfreetravelsite.com/
Wed, February 15, 2012
by Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod filed under