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Family & Nutrition Resources
- Nutrition Resources: Learn more about what foods contain gluten, how to read food labels, preparing gluten-free meals safely at home and tips for dining out.
- Shopping List:
Preparing for the grocery store is even more important now that you’re shopping for gluten free ingredients. Check out this helpful shopping list to make your life easier.
- Meal Ideas:
Meal planning doesn’t have to be complicated. Discover several ideas for gluten-free breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and desserts.
- Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes:
Did you know Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has a Celiac Disease Support Group? They created a recipe book with their favorite kid approved gluten free desserts!
- Sample School Letter:
Ready to communicate to your child’s school about his or her new diet requirements? Download a sample letter to share with your child’s school to ensure that proper plans are in place.
National Celiac Organizations
What is celiac disease?
My child was diagnosed with celiac disease, but has no symptoms. Do they need a gluten-free diet?
How is celiac disease diagnosed?
Can I stop my child from eating gluten before seeing the doctor?
Is there a way to test for Celiac Disease if my child isn’t eating gluten?
If your child isn’t eating any gluten, you can consider genetic testing for celiac disease. While 20 to 30 percent of the population has genes that put them at risk for celiac disease, if the genetic testing is negative, this essentially rules out Celiac disease (ie a positive test does NOT mean your child has celiac disease, but a negative test rules it out). Genetic testing, however, can be expensive and may not be covered by insurance, so you should check before getting the test. Certain services, such as 23rd & Me, include the celiac genetics testing on its panel.
Is a scope really necessary to diagnose celiac disease?
If my child is diagnosed with celiac disease, do my other kids need to be checked for it?
What if the celiac serologies do not correspond with the intestinal biopsies?
What about gluten sensitivity?
Are there new developments for celiac disease?
After diagnosis how often should I get my labs checked and how long should it take for them to normalize?
Will I need a follow up scope after starting the gluten free diet?
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