CeliacMother 0 Report post Posted January 17, 2006 Help! My teenage son has celiac disease and is very involved in athletics. He's just beginning track season which means lots of running. All of his teammates carry hi-protein energy bars to keep them going through practice after the long school day. I noticed last year that they also carried them in their bags to the track meets. My son needs something to help him sustain his energy too! Any suggestions? Fruit gets bruised,etc. and can be messy to eat on the run. The bars we've tried from the local health food store that are labeled gluten free are just awful tasting! I read the labels on Zone Perfect, Carb Wise, and Protein Plus bars and don't see any gluten. It seems almost too good to be true. Does anyone know if these are indeed safe?