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  1. My 12 y/o son will be traveling with a group of students to Costa Rica in early 2012. They will go to San Jose, Arenal region, Monteverde, Carara, Sarchi and back to San Jose. I have managed and controlled his diet for the past 8 yrs (even pack his school lunches). This will be his first trip without "mom" along and overseeing his diet. We have traveled to Europe, parts of the US and Grand Cayman so he is comfortable with travel. I am a bit nervous about the food part in Costa Rica, though. I need some reassurance that he will be able to eat more than just fruit and veggies (top on his list - LOL - NOT!!) Is there a lot of fried food, gravies, or is most of it fresh? How about the rice? I will, of course, send some gluten-free snacks, and I told him he would live w/o breads for 8 days. Thanks, Carol
  2. We'll be traveling to Grand Cayman Island with our 10 y/o who is gluten-free. We plan on packing gluten-free non-perishables but wonder if any of the restaurants have gluten-free pizza? Also, do any of the grocery stores carry gluten-free products? I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Carol
  3. Why is it that companies who use barley malt in their cereals and other products do not list gluten as an allergen?
  4. Thanks to everyone who responded. I've since e-mailed Ian's asking where I can buy them in the Atlanta area. I will keep you posted.
  5. I cannot find a store yet in the North Atlanta area that carries Ian's corn dogs. Does anyone know where I can find them?
  6. And on that note.... I hate it when I send my 6 y/o son to school with a sack lunch, and he cannot go thru the lunch line except for milk. I try my best to send him with a lunch he will like, but sometimes it doesn't go the way you plan. For instance, this morning, I sent a Hershey's chocolate kiss for dessert............ and I saw it in his lunch bag this afternoon melted on the bottom. Well, duh............... I sent mac & cheese with warmer packs. Guess it melted his dessert. Talk about feeling like the worst parent. Sometimes I just wantn to cry...........
  7. You are so right, Karen. I never thought about what you said before I posted. I will now take a stance and get on the phone with them tomorrow and tell them that I will boycott them (I have two boys who love McDonald's - one who is gluten-free) until they change things to make the ingredients to make the fries gluten-free. I know that everyone has different symptoms if they digest gluten, but my son has never had a problem with their fries. I guess that's why I didn't feel so concerned. Perhaps, I should be. Thanks.
  8. Perhaps McDonald's were not told or did NOT ask about gluten ingredients. Now that it is a law, the supplier is letting them know that there could be wheat in the products used to make the fries. As I stated above in my post, NOTHING has changed with their ingredients..... McDonald's now has to report if there could be wheat in a product due to the law that took effect last month. My son has NEVER had a problem with their fries, so I am not worried. Perhaps he is not as sensitive as others... lucky him.
  9. I just got off the phone with McDonald's Corporation. He was kind enough to inform me that their supplier has stated that all of the wheat and dairy proteins have been removed but could contain remnants. NOTHING has changed in the ingredients, but they have to state "wheat" in the ingredients because of the law that took effect in January 2006. My son has eaten their fries for years and has never had a problem. We will continue to order fries for him. I do not see a problem with this. I hope this helps everyone!
  10. I will be making bread more often now that my son is going to school. I have looked at a few stores for a bread slicer, but I cannot find one. Does anyone have any recommendations as to where I can get one where I can adjust and slice difference thicknesses? Thanks.
  11. Does anyone have a recipe for the batter to make corn dogs? I have a 4 1/2 yo son who loves them but hasn't had one since diagnosed in December. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Hi Murda: There is also a support group in the Cobb area. Contact MarkeeJ@mindspring.com for more information. Good luck.
  13. A new adult support group was started in Jan of this year. It is held in Cobb Co at a church on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta. The contact person is Markee Jones at markee@mindspring.com. On another note, a children's support group is being started. An informal get together is planned at Wills Park in Alpharetta, GA on Sunday, May 23, from 2 - 4. I am very excited about this because I have a 4 y/o son who was diagnosed 12/03. I can't wait for him to meet other kids in the same situation. Hope all of this information helps.
  14. I took an interest in this subject since I use corn tortillas for my son. I usually spread peanut butter on it or place some bologna on it, and he rolls it up. Being somewhat new at this and having thought they were gluten-free, I pulled them out of the refrigerator and looked again. To ease my mind, I went on their website (the La Banderita corn tortillas) www.olemexicanfoods.com, and they do state that their corn tortillas are gluten-free!! Hope this info helps you.
  15. Sara: Thank you so very much for this information! I just ordered several "spaghettios" and the beef stew and chicken dinners which I can take with us and warm up in the microwave. I never thought I could be this excited!!!! I have bookmarked the website. I am very jealous that you have this store so close to you. But, thank goodness for the internet! Thanks again. This message board has been a life saver for me.