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|Parents, while your children are setting up their new school supplies, take a moment to prepare some information for their new teacher. We suggest writing a letter that explains what it means to be gluten-free and what the teacher needs to look out for. Because your time is precious, we’ve done the work for you and prepared some elementary school and middle school letters for you to use here. https://gluten.org/kids/letter-to-teacher/|
|Do you know your child’s school nurse? Have you talked to them about what it means to be gluten-free and the signs and symptoms to be aware of. Our School Nurse Outreach program is here to help you! We will contact your school nurse and provide them with the information they need. Simply complete the form here: https://gluten.org/school-nurse-education-program/|
|There could be at least one child in every classroom who requires a gluten-free diet, but most are not yet identified. The time that you take today, to educate those who care for your children every day, will benefit others for years to come. Our “Understanding Your Student” bulletin is something that every teacher in every school should read. Send this to your child’s school and to every teacher you know.https://gluten.org/kids/understanding-your-student/|
|Do your child’s friends know that they need to be gluten-free? They really should. It’s important that kids be honest with their friends and tell them that there are some food that make them sick, so they can avoid the awkward moment when they can’t share a snack. If your child is making plans with friends out of school, make sure their parents know too, because we know that other parents wouldn’t want to give your child something that will make them sick. It’s a great idea to have a stash of Certified GF snacks around that you can share with your friends. Here is a helpful guide on how to talk to friends (and family too)!https://gluten.org/talking-friends-family-need-gluten-free/|