So you‘re feeding a child who is on a gluten-free diet. Where do you start? If you’re feeding a child with celiac disease or a severe form of gluten sensitivity, you have to be meticulously careful about what they eat and how you prepare food. Even if the child doesn‘t have a medical condition that requires strict adherence to the diet, trying to feed a gluten-free child can be challenging.
Adapting to the diet sometimes means an entirely new lifestyle that encompasses much more than “simply” a dietary change. It can be huge. It means you’ll have to think before plucking products off a grocery shelf; you‘ll need to make special accommodations for birthday parties and outings; you’ll need to educate just about everyone who ever comes in contact with your child. And, at least at first, it might seem as though there is nothing your child can eat. If the lifestyle is brand-new, and, perhaps, even if it isn‘t, you’re most likely experiencing a myriad of emotions, ranging from panic to hysteria, confusion to relief.
Good news (sound the trumpets!)! We’re here to help you with your practical decisions like meal planning, shopping, and cooking and will even provide emotional support and insight you‘ve been looking for. Our team of experts have come together to answer all of your questions and provide you with the resources you need to make smart, healthy, gluten-free choices!
Oh – and by the way – it really does get easier!