Generation GF Magazine – Summer 2022 Issue

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Welcome to the online version of the Parents Corner from the May 2022 edition of Generation GF magazine. 

Below, you’ll find content that corresponds with the free print magazine you received as a member of Generation GF along with links to additional information and resources.  

Not a Generation GF member? Click to learn more. Or sign up to become a member and receive Generation GF magazine as a perk! It’s FREE! 

 

Generation GF Support Groups

Find a Generation GF group for your family at https://gluten.org/community/support-groups/ 

If there is not a Generation GF group near you and you are interested in finding out about starting one, contact us at generationgf@gluten.org. 

Interested in attending a Zoom meeting of a Generation GF group? Connect with GenGF Rocky Mountains at GenerationGF.ColoradoRockies@gluten.org. 

On Instagram? Connect with Generation GF Jacksonville on Instagram (@generationgf.jacksonville). 

 

Generation GF Mentor Program

Our mentor program pairs older kids who are living gluten-free with younger kids newer to living gluten-free. If your child is interested in being a mentor or a mentee, visit our website for more information. 

 

From Page 11: Adventure Passport

Take a photo of your child’s decorated and completed passport, found on page 11, and email it to generationgf@gluten.org. Or you can mail a paper copy to us at: 

Generation GF   
c/o Gluten Intolerance Group  
31214 124th AVE SE  
Auburn, WA 98092 

Parents: Please note that you and your child will retain ownership of intellectual property (the drawing). By submitting an original drawing to Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) and Generation GF, you are giving both entities the non-exclusive right to reprint the drawing, in perpetuity, in the Generation GF magazine, on the gluten.org website hosting Generation GF content, in other promotional and non-commercial printed or digital materials, or posted to Generation GF social networks including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This right can be transferred to any nonprofit entity publishing or hosting Generation GF content. By submitting a drawing, you are confirming that the drawing is an original piece of art produced by your child. Submitting artwork does not guarantee that GIG or Generation GF will reproduce or publish it. 

 

From Page 14: Sunscreen and Bug Repellant

These typically do not contain gluten. However, a few brands may add gluten-containing ingredients so check labels. Even so, gluten has not been proven to be absorbed through the skin and cannot get into the bloodstream that way. The only possible risk is getting sunscreen – or even bug spray – in kids’ mouths when applying – or if they get some on their hands and then put their fingers in their mouth.  Another alternative to bug spray you may want to look into are “bug bracelets.” For GFCO-certified gluten-free products, go to GFCO.org and search our Product Directory. 

 

From Page 16: Gluten-Free Pet Care  

Here are some additional things to consider:

  1. Consult your vet for the best food options to keep pets healthy while keeping your children safe from possible gluten exposure. Not all pets can stay healthy if they eat grain-free or gluten-free.
  2. If you’re teaching your child how to be responsible for a pet, set up feeding supplies to minimize touching the food or making dust and maximize safety. Pour food into a larger container with a scoop and teach your kids to wash their hands well after feeding their pet.
  3. If you still have concerns over gluten exposure, create a pet care routine where your child handles everything but pet food. They can change the water bowl, comb or brush furry pets, and play with the pet (or walk the dog), for example.
  4. Be careful with pet cleanup. If your pet is eating gluten-containing food, gluten particles and crumbs could be present in their feeding area or habitat.

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