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8 Year Old Needs Help With A Project On Celiac Disease

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My 8 year old daughter is doing a research project on Celiac Disease. She is in the gifted & talented program at her school and they are required to do an Independent Research Project which will result in a paper, oral presentation for her class and a presentation in from of her peers grades 3-8. She was diagnosed with Celiac at age 5 and has done wonderfully on her gluten free diet. While she understands the basics - eating gluten will make her sick. She now must learn about the science of celiac disease...the cause, effect, symptoms, future cures, etc.. Can anyone suggest any child/teen friendly publications - books, website, etc.. that she could use for her research?

She has already set up an interview with her pediatric gastroenterologist, but she needs to site book & website sources as well. She plans on creating and publishing a kid friendly book on celiac disease and a cookbook as well. So when she gets to that point I'll let you all know as you all have been so helpful in answering my questions and offering support, especially in those first few overwhelming months of starting gluten free.

I would appreciate any help/guidance anyone can offer.

THank you.

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Some of the celiac centers like Chicago, Maryland & Columbia have some easy to read info on thier websites if she could use those.

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What a great project! There's lots of resources out there. I saw a good one on Amazon: The gluten-free Kid: A Celiac Disease Survival Guide. It's narrated by an 11-year-old. And if you just search on Amazon for "celiac kids" you'll see a bunch of different books. It seems like many of them are geared for younger than your daughter, but you might check.

Good luck to your daughter!

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ROCK may help. Also, you could have her interview Danna Korn who is the Celiac Mom guru so to speak. She lives in my hometown. PM me if you are interested.

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the website kidshealth.org is great, also my sister in law found a book, the gluten free kid, its about a 9 ? Yr old with celiac, we read it to my niece so she understands what is going on with her cousins, she just turned 7 and she understood it

contact your local celiac group too

when the time comes for the cooknook , my sister in law gave me the best ever recipe for peanut butter cookies that are gluten dairy and egg free, my daughter didn't get to eat many everyone else ate them, I cook a lot with my 3 yr old so we have some recipes if you eant

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