Kids With Celiac Disease

Kids With Celiac Disease

A Family Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy, Gluten-free Children

Book - 2001
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This is the first practical guide for the families of children and teenagers with celiac disease, a chronic, life-long digestive disorder. One out of 250 Americans is born with this genetic autoimmune condition, which is characterized by intolerance of gluten (wheat, rye, barley, malt, and other food additives) and often goes undiagnosed. In a supportive conversational style, Danna Korn shows that it's possible for kids with celiac disease and their families to lead happy and healthy lives. <P>Parents find advice on how to deal with the diagnosis, cope with emotional turmoil, and help their child develop a positive and constructive attitude. Especially important is the guidance on menu planning, grocery shopping, strategies for proper food preparation, and deciding whether or not the entire family should be gluten-fee. There's even a section on junk food! <P>What about the child who has difficulty sticking with the prescribed diet? Parents find tips on conditioning behavior and how and when to give kids some control over what they eat. Also covered is the challenge of controlling meals outside of the home-at birthday parties, restaurants, camp, and on vacation. Dozens of recipes help parents be creative and offer well-rounded appealing meals and snacks. There's also information about how special education laws can help with services at school. <P>As the only comprehensive book of its kind, Kids with Celiac Disease will be the bible for the thousands of families coping with this condition. Physicians and nutritionists too, will want to refer new families to this complete resource.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781890627218
Characteristics: xx, 252 p. : ill ; 26 cm


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Oct 10, 2013

Really helped me with the understanding of changes in diet and where to start and the steps that will happen as you deal with your child and family members! Willing to buy this book, it was very helpful!! Recommend it to anyone not knowing where to start or really lost!!

brenskopf Jul 24, 2012

Very informative and helpful for anyone whose child was recently diagnosed with Celiac.

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