Gluten-Free Back-to-School Roundup

If you have school-aged kids, preparing for the new school year consists of a lot of moving parts. Things can get a bit more complicated if your child needs to be gluten-free, particularly if they have been diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Our mission at GIG® is to make life easier for Read More

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The Perfect Gluten-Free Picnic

Sunshine. Blanket. Picnic basket full of delicious food. Picnics are the perfect way to soak in the summertime. Picnics that include both gluten-containing food with gluten-free dishes, however, could put a damper on things because of the potential of unwanted cross-contact. How can you keep gluten from interfering with your summer picnic fun? We’ve got Read More

Generation GF Magazine – Summer 2022 Issue

Read Full Magazine here 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? Read More

Importance of Teaching Kids Kitchen Skills

If your child has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, one way to help them learn to live gluten-free in a positive and healthy way is to teach them kitchen skills. There are many different skills they can learn that will help them stay safe – and provide them with ways Read More

Age-Appropriate Cooking Tasks for Gluten-Free Kids

Cooking is a fun activity you and your kids can do together. Cooking is also a chance to teach your kids skills to help their transition to eating gluten-free. Getting in on the action in your kitchen at home can give them the opportunity to be creative while introducing them to delicious and nutritious foods Read More

Celiac disease, Covid-19, and diabetes risk in children

On January 7, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a report on the connection between Covid-19 and risk of developing diabetes in children. Their findings indicate that people under the age of 18 who tested positive for Covid-19 were more likely to receive a new diabetes diagnosis (either type 1 or type 2) Read More

Generation GF Magazine – Jan/Feb 2022 Issue

View Generation GF Magazine – Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2022 Craft Supplies that do contain gluten Crayola’s Consumer Craft Safety Guide: Play-Doh Ingredient List: Host a Virtual Cooking Show Does your child want to be the host of their very own virtual cooking show? If so, here is what they’ll need behind-the-scenes: A laptop or computer A built-in Read More

Generation GF Magazine – Fall 2021 Issue

View electronic version of the Generation GF Fall 2021 Magazine. Gluten Dragon Drawing Submission Instructions You can send a digital version of the drawing by attaching it to an email and sending it to Or you can mail a paper copy to us at: Generation GF c/o Gluten Intolerance Group 31214 124th AVE SE Auburn, WA 98092 Read More

GFCO Sponsors the Generation GF Teen Summit in July

Gluten-Free Certification Organization, or GFCO, is a major sponsor of the Generation GF 2021 Teen Summit taking place at the Hilton Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida on July 14-17, 2021. The Teen Summit couldn’t happen without the generous support of GFCO, the leader in gluten-free product certification.   Events like the Generation GF Teen Summit – and support groups like Generation GF – bring kids together for learning, Read More

Become a GFFS Coach to Help Restaurants Be Safely Gluten-Free

Published May 2021 Do you, or a loved one, need to eat gluten-free and have limited choices in your neighborhood? Do you have to be careful when eating out and wish more restaurants knew what it takes to serve a safe, gluten-free meal? If so, you may be what you’re community needs!  We’re excited to announce the GFFS Read More

Building Your Healthcare Team

Published May, 2021 The purpose of this article is to explain the different types of expertise that may be beneficial when taking a comprehensive approach to treating a person diagnosed with celiac disease. GIG acknowledges that not everyone has access to all of these options, and some have access to very few of them. This is an important point to note and a conversation we will Read More

Gluten-Free Eating On-the-Go

Published April, 2021 A gluten-free diet shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. Whether you are planning to travel, hike, go to the beach, or be on-the-go, your gluten-free needs don’t need to stop you. Here are some tips to help you plan and prepare gluten-free snacks and meals, and navigate eating out, so you feel empowered to continue with the activities you Read More

5 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Shopping Gluten-Free

Published April, 2021 Switching to a gluten-free diet comes with its share of challenges. From changing your eating habits to adjusting to the tastes and textures of new foods without gluten, it can be a difficult adjustment at times.  One common stressor at any stage of living gluten-free is the sticker shock of seeing the prices on gluten-free alternatives when shopping for gluten-free food. The price of a loaf Read More

Generation GF Magazine: Fun In The Sun

Welcome to our “Fun in the Sun” supplement for Generation GF Magazine! Thanks for scanning the QR codes in the magazine. Here are the links to get you to the resources you need.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or call (253) 833-6655. GIG Birthday Club We’re launching a Read More

Immune Boosting Gluten-Free Snacks

Click here to view printable version. The immune system involves many processes that require certain nutrients to function. Including a variety of the foods which provide these nutrients daily can help provide optimal immune support. Vitamin A (beta carotene) can be found in carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes and it helps reduce inflammation and strengthen Read More

Down Syndrome and Celiac Disease 

Updated March, 2021  Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin What is Down syndrome?  Down syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21 in all or some of the cells in an individual’s body and is the most common chromosomal disorder.  Chromosomes usually come in pairs of two, one from each parent, Read More

The Tale of the Gluten Dragon

In honor of Fairy Tale Day 2021, we’ve crafted a simple fairy tale to help children diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities to learn how they can live healthy and strong. The story is for all children – and parents, too – to better understand how having issues with gluten affects people and how to be supportive to anyone who cannot eat Read More


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

Back-to-School During COVID

Published August 5, 2020 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 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

Published March 17, 2020 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

Published March 16, 2020 Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin 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 Read More

Generation GF Magazine: February 2020

Click here to read the February 2020 issue of Generation GF Magazine

Generation GF Magazine: Bonus Issue

Click here to read the Bonus issue of the Generation GF Magazine

Pre-School, Childcare, and Gluten Risks

Published January 17, 2020 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 Read More

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

Published July, 2022   It’s back-to-school time! A fresh new school year awaits with new classes, new teachers, and new activities. This is sure to be an exciting time in your child’s life, but some things might give butterflies in both of your stomachs. We understand. You might get nervous sometimes, especially when food is Read More

Swap This for That

Published January 16, 2020 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 Read More

Talking to Friends & Family About Living Gluten-Free

Published January 15, 2020 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 a serious, but informal tone. Read More

Possible Symptoms of Gluten-Related Disorders in Kids

Published October 22, 2019

Celiac Disease Symptoms in Adolescents

Published October 23, 2019

Understanding Your Student

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 18, 2019 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 Read More

School Letters

To help you navigate school-related environments where food may be served, we’ve developed a School Letter template to help you explain your child’s restrictions to their teacher or responsible adult present with them at school.

Letter to Teacher

Published October 18, 2019 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 Read More

Gluten-Free Safety at School – Your Child’s 504 Plan

Updated July 15, 2021 Is your gluten-free child heading to school? You may want to look into a “504 Plan” for them.  What’s a 504 Plan?  A 504 Plan refers to Section 504 of the “Rehabilitation Act of 1973,” a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Read More

Generation GF Magazine: February 2018

Click here to read the February 2018 issue of Generation GF Magazine