KIDS, TEENS, & YOUNG ADULTS
Growing Up Celiac
A diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten-related disorder can be overwhelming at first. For children, it might mean a change to their diet and having to enjoy different snacks and treats than the ones they might be used to having. They or their caregiver will need to carefully check labels for sources of gluten. Chocolates, sauces and treats often contain wheat but there are many that are safe to consume. It just takes some time, knowledge, and a bit of practice.
It’s important for the child along with the parents to learn to read labels and advocate for themselves.