Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free: Children & Their Food Allergies
It is hard enough managing food allergies, sensitivities and preferences in our own households. When a child has celiac or other diseases/allergies, how do you manage to maintian this diet even outside the home? Even if you pack his lunch for school, he will still have exposure to other children's foods. An urbanMama recently emailed:
I am looking for a "preschool" that accommodates gluten free. In searching, I have only found Urban Roots. But I wanted to post asking others if they knew of any childcare/preschools that run gluten free. I have a celiac who, despite us packing his lunch, keeps having an exposure...correlating with EVERY time he goes to "school".
Do you let others know, when he goes to birthday parties, school, playdates? Do you ask that children do not share food? Impose other rules or restrictions on children in these other environments? Going out to eat, do you only eat foods that your son can tolerate, to minimize chance of exposure?