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Back to School with Celiac Disease

Parents often need to develop a health care plan for their sons and daughters with celiac disease to share with administrators, school staff and daycare workers. Children with celiac disease have dietary restrictions due to gluten intolerance, but there are non-food products that can also cause problems at school and childcare centers, especially in art supplies.

Families and concerned professionals have developed resources for parents who are sending their newly diagnosed children with celiac disease to school for the first time, and for those whose children are changing schools or transitioning to upper grades. Many families seek as much information as possible about celiac disease to understand how the condition may be affecting their child without symptoms, to avoid or delay onset of related conditions, and to treat the symptoms that are most troublesome to the child and parents.

Browse at your local bookstore, public library or online booksellers like Amazon.com for information on gluten free products, Gluten free cookbooks, and books on raising children who have celiac disease, like Raising Healthier Children with Celiac Disease

For more information see these articles:

R.O.C.K. offers
How To Create A Health Care Plan For Celiac Disease
and Celiac Disease Handbook for School Professionals and
School Lunch Ideas

Children's Hospital Boston
Celiac Disease at School

Snacks Kids Enjoy
Dear School Counselor

Celiac Sprue Association
Dear School Nurse

Celiac Disease Center - Columbia
How Do I Handle School Lunches?

Children with Diabetes Website - Celiac and School
(For all families of children with Celiac Disease)
Gluten-Free School Lunch Presentation - from the Children with Diabetes Forum

Gluten Free Celiac Web
The Celiac Child Goes Back to School

Celiac Patient Education Information
Preparing Yourself & the School - Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School, College

Celiac Disease - A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, MD and Rory Jones.

Celiac Disease and Juvenile Diabetes

Celiac Disease and Down Syndrome

The influence of gluten - weaning recommendations for healthy
children and children at risk for celiac disease

Celiac News - CWD website:
Management of Complicated Celiac Disease
Economic burden of a gluten-free diet http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17845376

Silent Celiac Disease Is Frequent in the Siblings of Newly Diagnosed Celiac Patients

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