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Member Since 04 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2004 08:49 AM

#4958 Fruit Snacks

Posted by on 19 March 2004 - 09:42 AM

I buy the "Flat Fruit" from Treetop for my son, it's 100% fruit and gives him a full serving a fruits per bar. He is also a very picky eater, but seems to love them. They also make a snack bar called "Fruit & Veggie" it's also 100% fruit/veg and gives them 2 servings of fruit & 1 serving of veg per bar.
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#1677 Question About Food Stamps...

Posted by on 24 January 2004 - 09:57 AM

I checked with my hubby abou the SSI assistance, and he mentioned that if you or your hubby are military veterans there are VA benifits that may help you. Also state funded energy assistance and/or housing assistance that may halp pay for your other bills so that you can save more money for your food costs.

He also mentioned that if you are on medicaid you should talk to your case worker and ask them if you can get your doctor to prescribe the gluten free foods, would medicaid cover them.

He did want to me clarify that if you want to apply for SSI, your husband, being the disabled one, needs to file the claim. You, being of able mind and body enough to work, would not be approved.

He said that you are probably correct about the case worked being wrong about the increased food assistance and that you might need to go abouve her to the next level and pursue even further.

If your hubby is able, he may need to do a lot of this, since he is the disabled one.

Another thing is the WIC (women, infants, and children) program, it's seperate than food stamps and covers quite a bit of food related costs. The website for the state of WASH disability services is www1.dshs.wa.gov and has lots of info on different programs.

I hope some of this helps, being the of a celiac, and working for SSI, my hubby id very sympathetic to people with the disease, but as I mentioned before the government has some pretty stringent standards for when and how they disperse funds so those community organizations may be the most helpful.
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#1675 Question About Food Stamps...

Posted by on 24 January 2004 - 09:26 AM

My husband works for social security and says that this kind of disability, if biopsy diagnosed, may be covered by SSI, because it's also covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, especially if your husband has other disabilities and cannot work, and you are going to school to better yourself. The only way to find out would be to file a claim, but it might be worth a try.

Also, there are often a lot of community programs, through churches or the municipality that can offer assistance in dire situations, you may just want to sit down and make lots of phone calls to find out whats available. For municipality assistance, I would make a call directly to your governor. We had a story in our newpaper not very long ago about a young lady, who was trying to raise a daughter and get off welfare and her church had a fund especially for situations like hers and they actually helped her pay for school and and car to get her there. If you go through organizations like that, they can give you funds based on need, rather than circumstances, which seems to be how the government offers assistance.
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#935 Insomnia

Posted by on 13 January 2004 - 09:03 AM

I'm not a diagnosed celiac, but my son is. I just recently posted in the "Sleep" section about kids sleep habits. My son is 3 y/o and still wakes up several times a night. I don't know if that is because of his celiac, or just because he's a 3 y/o kid, but either way, some of the replies I got made me wonder about insomnia being a heriditary thing, with or with out the celiac. I have been an insomniac nearly all my life, and I have a hard time taking aids to help me sleep, so I just try and deal with it, but I also have symptoms of celiac disease, it's just that my first blood test was neg, and I haven't pressed the matter. My mother also suffers from insoomnia from time to time, and she also has celiac disease symptoms.

I don't know if this is just babble or if it actualy helps, but in any case I wish you luck!
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