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Celebrate Gluten-Free! At the Gluten Intolerance Group, we are on a mission to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free. Getting started on your gluten-free journey with our “Gluten-Free Living: Basics and Beyond” guide or then “Celebrate Gluten-Free” by exploring our e-magazine archives. To always be in the know and receive our publications in your Read More

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Back-to-School During COVID

Back-to-school time is here, and like nearly everything else this year it is going to be different. Families across the country will be experiencing diverse options for their school age kids, from being in class part-time to 100% remote to hybrid approaches. If you have children with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, are there unique Read More

Generation GF TEEN CHAT!

Teen? Gluten-free? Come zoom with Generation GF. Make some gluten-free connections, chat, vent, learn, and even find out how to collab with us on our mentorship project (a great way to build up some leadership credentials and volunteer hours) or attend our teen summit.   Generation GF has a lot to offer, be sure to join Read More

Generation GF LIVE Scavenger Hunt

It’s a Generation GF Virtual Party!  Mark your calendar and get the kids excited because we are hosting a Scavenger Hunt on Zoom! Join us October 14th at  4:30 pm CT  OR  7:30 pm CT *All participants will be sent a Generation GF prize. All kids are invited to come play.    

St. Patrick’s Day Color Sheet

On this St. Patrick’s Day, let us look for the rainbows! Here’s a simple place to start. Print this page and let your kids color some rainbows. Spread the good cheer by sharing the masterpieces on social media and be sure to tag us @generationgf.  

Transitioning Your Child to a Gluten-Free Diet

Transitioning your child to a gluten-free diet can feel overwhelming and confusing at times. You may feel unsure of how to keep your child safe while still allowing them to experience the joys of being a kid. You can rest assured that with preparation and support your child can stay safe, have fun, and enjoy Read More

Toddlers, Childcare, and Gluten Risks

Sending your child off to daycare or preschool can bring a set of worries to any parent—but a parent of a child with celiac disease takes on a whole extra set of concerns. The Gluten Intolerance Group and Generation GF are here to help ease your worries and empower you with information. Below is a Read More

Acing the School Year – Easy as 1-2-Gluten-Free

It’s back to school time! A fresh new school year awaits with new classes, new teachers, and maybe some new friends and activities. This is sure to be an exciting time in your life, but some things might give you those butterflies in your stomach. We understand, we get them too, especially when food is Read More

One Tortilla, 10 Ways: 10 Gluten-Free Meals Using One Product

Back to school season means new friends, stocking up on school supplies, and a fresh start. With all the running around this time of year brings, sometimes we just need one pantry staple to do double duty – and then some! Prevent breakfast burnout and lunch bag ruts from now on with these ten easy Read More

Group Spotlight – Generation GF Bucks County

Hi! My name is Mackenzie Willbanks, and I am 18 years old. Experiencing firsthand the lack of knowledge the public has about celiac disease in my community – I decided it was time for a change. I contacted the Gluten Intolerance Group in 2017; I wanted to be the gluten- free voice of Bucks County. Generation Read More

I’m Gluten-Free Too! Meet Camille

How old are you and how long have you been gluten-free?  I’m five and a half. I’ve been gluten-free for one and a half years. It was a little scary when I had to go to sleep so they could see in my tummy, but I got a cool stuffy [stuffed animal] from the hospital Read More

Swap This for That

New adventures are bound to come your way with the beginning of a new school year. Along with this exciting transition there can also be new challenges when it comes to eating right: having less time for breakfast, lunch away from home, and snacks on the run before your after school activities. But we’ve got Read More

Dear Dr. Abbe

Dear Dr. Abbe is Generation GF’s advice column. Dr. Abbe is a licensed psychologist with a PhD in Clinical and School Psychology. She responds to your questions about life as a gluten-free kid or teen. Email GenerationGF@archive.gluten.org to submit a question of your own, and look for it in an upcoming edition of Generation GF Read More

Talking to Friends & Family About Your Need to be Gluten-Free

By Madison Service, 2019 Bastyr University Dietetic Intern   As you may have experienced, some friends, family members, and co-workers are overwhelmingly supportive of you and your dietary restrictions, but others… not so much. Here is a helpful guide on how to navigate some of these more difficult situations. Try to approach these conversations with Read More

4-Week Gluten-Free Meal Plan

New to gluten-free?  Check out this 4-week menu plan!  This Starter Kit is designed as a guide to help you navigate the first month of your child’s diagnosis. It contains basic information about gluten-related disorders, dietary treatment, and contains a month’s worth of meal plans and shopping lists to help you answer the never-ending question, Read More

Celiac Disease in Children

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that results from the response of the immune system to the ingestion of gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. This immune response causes inflammation and damage to the small intestine that can ultimately lead to malnutrition and poor health. Celiac Read More

Possible Symptoms of Gluten-Related Disorders in Kids

Celiac Disease Symptoms in Adolescents

Understanding Your Student

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune digestive disorder that affects 1 in 100 people. Those with celiac disease are unable to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and derivatives of those grains. When the disease is left undetected or untreated, gluten damages the cells of the small Read More

School Trip Letter

One of the hardest things as a parent, or caregiver, of a child who has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is being comfortable with the idea of your son or daughter eating outside of your home. Most of the time, you are probably with them at restaurants or food service locations to help them make Read More

Letter to Teacher

Every new school year, your kids are excited, but maybe nervous too. New classroom, new teacher, new responsibilities. As a parent, the 1st day of school is nerve-wracking for you as well. Those jitters are only more increased when you have a child with special diet needs. Just when you had established a level of Read More

Gluten-Free Safety at School – 504 Plan

There are different approaches to helping ensure that a gluten-free child’s needs are met at school.  Children’s needs vary and the approach to accommodating gluten-free students varies from school to school as well. Each family needs to consider their own child and circumstances, and determine the approach which they think will suit them best. Simply Read More

College Dining Halls

Before setting foot in the dining hall, a lot of important information can be gained from talking with various administrators and departments at your school. Most schools have an accommodations office or department, which can help with special needs like dietary restrictions. They can provide useful information, and also connect you with the right people Read More

College – Navigating Shared Housing and Kitchens

Gluten-free (GF) dining hall options may be the first food-related issue that comes to mind when heading off to college. But any college student knows that dining hall hours aren’t the only times food comes into play. Whether it’s for a late night snack or a quick breakfast in your room, it is also essential that foods Read More

Celiac Disease Testing in Children

For parents, there are a multitude of everyday children’s matters and milestone marks that take up plenty of time and concern, so when there is a medical issue (especially one as complex as an autoimmune disease like celiac disease), it can be especially taxing. Doctor visits can feel rushed, confusing, and overwhelming, so we put Read More

Easy to Find & Easy to Fix Meals and Snacks

Hungry for a quick bite? Not sure what is safe to eat? Here are some easy-to-find and easy-to-fix foods that make perfect snacks and quick, simple meals to get you started on a gluten-free diet.* Snacks: Fresh fruit Broccoli and tomatoes with ranch dip Carrots and hummus Peanut butter on celery Yogurt Yogurt parfait with Read More