Diet and Nutrition

Healthy, Easy Gluten-Free Recipes and Tips for Children

Celiac disease: It's more common than you think

Until a few years ago, diagnosed cases of celiac disease were a rarity. Nowadays, it is common to find more with this autoimmune disease. It is not that cases have increased, but there are more people being diagnosed for celiac disease, and the average age of diagnosis is getting lower, some as young as 9 years old.

It is important if the children are going to have lunch at school where parents can clearly specify what kind of food their children can eat, and also communicate to teachers about this condition. It is also important to take into account the kind of food celiac kids can have for their snack breaks. Knowing how much they enjoy this part of their routine at school, you should make it rewarding for the amount of effort they put into their studies.