Gluten Safety Education for Children

Hi there! I wanted to make a post especially for the young people who just found out that they can’t eat gluten or grains anymore. This is a game changer, guys! The bad news is that there might be some awkward moments ahead of you as you teach your friends and families how to keep you safe from Evil Gluten. The good news is that you now have the knowledge and power to make choices that will make it possible for you to feel better and be happy and healthy for the rest of your life! I know it might be tempting to eat the foods you used to eat, but even if you don’t feel it, it’s hurting you in a serious way and it’s important that you take this responsibility to choose wisely seriously. Continue reading “Gluten Safety Education for Children”

Concerns with Small Children

Getting a new diagnosis for yourself can be scary and challenging enough, but what about when it is for your child (or a child you care for)?! You love them and want the best for them, and it may have been hard to see them suffer with symptoms, and overwhelming to figure out how to manage life now that you know. It will be much easier for children who can recognize the connection between a gluten/grain exposure and yucky symptoms, and you can work with them to draw these connections. You can make a detective game out of it even, tracing the trail from the upset tummy (or migraine, or rash, or mood swings or whichever symptoms they are noticing) back to the exposure. Then talk about what could have been done differently to prevent it from happening next time. Continue reading “Concerns with Small Children”