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KIDS! And Gluten-Allergies!

August 24, 2011

This Thursday August 25th Rudi’s Gluten-free bakery is sponsoring in support with the NFCA a FREE webinar to talk about the Importance of School Nurse Education & How-To Strategies for Parents of Gluten-Free Kids. The talk begins at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and I cannot think of a better way to spend a Thursday night! Settle in with your popcorn and maybe even a glass of wine, make sure your internet connection is up and working and get ready to listen to a great webinar all about your kid, living with celiac.
Kids in particularly elementary and middle school are constantly faced with celiac/gluten intolerant situations. Food is a tool that is used in schools to promote learning and celebration. When there is a birthday, kids bring in treats to celebrate with their peers being another year older, what do kids with a gluten allergy do to celebrate other non-gluten allergic kid’s birthdays? Then there is snack time, a much needed break in the day where kids are able to break out of the classroom and onto the jungle gym or four square court and get a much needed nutritious (hopefully) replenishment to concentrate on their studies, what are the best ways to make sure food options are non-gluten?

When I asked school teachers about handling gluten-free kids we discussed requirements for allergies. Do you think allergy bracelets should be a strict condition for schools? This is one that one teacher told me she thought would make avoiding gluten a lot easier for teachers to recognize for their students. What are some of the other main concerns for nurses, teachers and parents? So many questions to be answered!

Tune in tomorrow for the webinar and get all of your questions answered!
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As always,
Happy Gluten-free eating!

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