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About volleymom

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  1. Hi All! I'm a newbie here and hope you can help me. My extremely gluten sensitive teen daughter is a competitive volleyball player and has been chosen to play on a team in the national high performance championships 1500 miles away.She will be gone for a week and will be eating many meals served family style, etc. I'm not too concerned about her negotiating eating out when she gets to choose her own individual meal, as she is good at choosing gluten-free items and courteously advocating for her needs with waitstaff. I'm more concerned with the other meals she'll be eating. To keep costs down the team buys ingredients and makes bag lunches and snacks for the girls or gets pizza, subs, etc. Many of the options will not be gluten free and obviously aren't going to work for her. I will of course be asking that they include gluten free options for her, but am concerned that they might not always be available (someone eats her gluten-free cold cuts by mistake, things get cc'ed, etc.) What can I pack/send with her that 1) will stay fresh without refrigeration (for travel), 2) ensure enough nutrition for a demanding play/practice schedule 3) not take up much space (only allowed 2 carry-ons) and 4) be appealing to a teen-aged girl? Thanks for any help/suggestions.