Helping Kids Cope with Celiac Disease

Talk to coaches and teachers

Parents should talk to school administrators about gluten-free meal options. Coaches and teachers should know about children’s diet for activities after school, field trips, sports, and classroom parties. Filing a 504 plan prevents discrimination for kids with disabilities, and this can help in giving child’s gluten-free options.

Let children be adults when it is time

When it is time for a child to attend college, let him call the school’s administrators to inquire about food options and figure out a diet plan.