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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Good Docs In Calgary?   

      Dr. Brent Scott and Dr. J. Decker Butzner are both great doctors at Alberta Children's Hospital. I suspect you need a referral though.
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    2. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Chex (gluten-free) And Lara Bars Finally At My Store In Canada!   

      I found some Honey Nut Chex at Walmart yesterday. $4.97 for a 390g box. There were only a few boxes, so I grabbed two of them.
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    3. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Chex (gluten-free) And Lara Bars Finally At My Store In Canada!   

      Which store? I haven't seem them in Calgary yet.
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    4. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Gluten Free Hotdogs?   

      The only gluten-free hot dog I've found in Canada that's readily available at all grocery stores is Top Dog Angus Beef. Please check ingredients though, as the other Maple Leaf brands all contain wheat. I discovered the Top Dog Angus Beef last summer and haven't looked at the ingredients yet this year.
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    5. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic How To 'break The News'?   

      I'm sure he's not picky, he's just "selective".
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    6. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Packed Cold Dinners.   

      Today's Parent has a cool lunchbox tool. It has a ton of ideas for lunches/cold snacks.

      It is not even remotely allergy friendly, but I suspect everything can be modified for your daughter's allergies.
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    7. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Aero Bars In Canada   

      Ingredients look okay according to the Nestle website.
      Nestle website
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    8. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Foods & Nutrition Class   

      Thanks for the info.

      He's not required to take the class; it's separate from Health.

      They have a number of options that they can choose beyond the required curriculum. For example, he could take drama, art, dance, visual communication (?), wood shop, foods/fashion (home ec in the olden days), band, or guitar. He'll just put down foods last on the list and mention that he has celiac so that they won't put him in there at all.
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    9. 2Boys4Me added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Foods & Nutrition Class
      My son who has celiac is going to be attending junior high in the fall. When we went to the open house for the schools (we went to a late French immersion school and his designated school) we asked about Foods class. Both schools suggested that he put Foods last on his list of option/elective requests. Almost everything requires the use of all-purpose flour, but one school did mention that perhaps he could take grade 9 Foods as it would have more meal planning.

      I was just wondering how junior/senior highs in your area deal with Foods & Nutrition class. Do they accomodate celiac and/or food allergies? We live in Alberta, Canada, and I'm interested in whether different regions of Canada or the States have different policies.

      I didn't even bother to ask about the cafeterias since the open houses were in the evening and they were closed. He's been packing his lunch daily since grade one anyway, so it's no biggie for him to keep that up.

      PS - moderators: please feel free to move this to another sub-forum if needed. I wasn't sure where to put it.
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    10. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Hot Dogs And French Fries gluten-free?   

      I want to remind newly diagnosed Canadians to check labels carefully. At my local grocery the only gluten-free hot dogs I've been able to find are Maple Leaf Top Dog Angus Beef - and I haven't bought those since last summer, so please check the label.
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    11. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic I Am / I Have __________   

      My son usually says he has celiac. Once, though, an adult he didn't know very well asked him (snidely) if he was too good to eat the pizza being served at the party. My son had been eating a bunless hamburger and a baked potato. His response, and in a somewhat rude tone of voice, was "I have a disease". I admit I was proud of him, even though he used a snotty tone of voice it was exactly what that adult needed to hear...put him in his place a bit.
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    12. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Gluten Free Preschool Teacher   

      Any possibility of turning it into a rice table, rather than oatmeal?
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    13. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Cadbury Mini Eggs   

      I'm not sure where you're from, but in Canada, Cadbury makes Cadbury Mini Eggs, and Hershey doesn't. Hershey is a completely different company (Oh Henry, Reese's, etc.). Did you call Hershey or Cadbury about the eggs? What were the ingredients?
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    14. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic What Are "grits"?   

      Grits are white and coarsely ground, cornmeal is yellow and a bit finer, but not as fine as corn flour. You should be able to find Unico corn flour and Purity corn meal at any Safeway or Superstore. I can't speak to Save On, we don't have any in Calgary.

      You *may* be able to find grits at a Mexican store, or possibly on the menu at Denny's. They aren't commonly available here. My husband goes to the states twice a year, and he buys them there for my non-gluten-free son who would get beat up in the states as he eats grits with brown sugar and maple syrup.
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    15. 2Boys4Me added a post in a topic Stollery Childrens Hospital ~ Edmonton   

      Oh, I'm not sure. One of the pediatric gastro docs here in Calgary is on the board of the National Celiac Association. Have you asked around at the Edmonton association, or googled the doctor?
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