Parenting a Child with Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity

Getting a diagnosis of celiac disease for your child can be both a relief and scary: a relief because you finally know what is wrong and scary because you’re worried about your child’s well-being. The only treatment for celiac disease is to completely eliminate gluten from their diets.

The resources on this page can help you as you care for your child. The resources here can also be helpful for children with non-celiac gluten sensitivity or NCGS, also known as gluten intolerance.

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. With preparation and support, your child can stay safe, have fun, and enjoy a variety of delicious foods.

When a child has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, the changes that need to be made for their health and well-being can affect the whole family. Talk to everyone in your household to get them on board to make helpful, healthy changes.

For Your Kids

Generation GF

Check out our program designed specifically for gluten-free kids:  Generation GF.

Generation GF is a program of GIG that is all about kids, teens, and young adults. From educational resources, to a magazine subscription and a free membership, to local support groups with fun events for kids to meet others just like them, Generation GF has your kids covered from A-Z! Click here to learn more.

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