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  1. Newbie here...please help! My 5yr old daughter starts Kindergarten in August and I'm stressing out for her. The school has safety measures for peanut allergies - they have a designated "peanut-free" table in the cafeteria! Plus, the lunch menu is peanut-free. But the school has never dealt with gluten allergy before...the school menu is loaded with gluten-laden food! She knows cheating on her diet makes her sick, but if a Kindergarten classmate offers a cupcake, I don't think she'll resist. I hope she does, but I'm doubtful. Anyone have experience with this? What did your school do? What did you do? Any advice or experiences would be so helpful! Celina blood test/biopsy dx 06/2004 Meagan blood test dx 1/2006
  2. Go online and check the web for the following restaurants: outback, carrabas, chili's, chick-fil-a and bennigan's. See if they're located in the area you're visiting. They have gluten-free menu items in the Texas area, but I don't know all the locations. Hope this helps! Safe eating! Celina
  3. Going to Montreal. Thanks for trying to help out! Maybe those restaurants are there also. Guess I should have added where I was traveling to, eh? I do know that GLUTINO is based in Montreal and not far from my parents home so I'll visit there. My parents said they'll try to help, but I can't rely on them. They don't really understand the issue. Do you, or any friends, happen to know of any restaurants that are Celiac friendly in Montreal? I'd be appreciative! I'm new at the diet and worried about traveling while on a gluten-free diet. I so do NOT want to be sick while traveling - it's just not a good combination, if you know what I mean! Celina
  4. For anybody living in Austin, Tx I just got a reply from Johnny Carino's that they DO have a couple gluten-free menu items, but the website doesn''t say so. Here's what they said: "Thank you for writing and sharing your comments with us. Unfortunately, we do not have a gluten free menu available at this time. The following are some of our menu items which are gluten free: Grilled Chicken Diavolo (without the pasta), Tuscan Ribeye, Pork Chops and our salads without the dressing. We look forward to serving you again, soon! Sincerely, Mary Ann Gonzales Guest Relations Administrator" Hope this helps any fellow Central Texas Celiacs out! Celina
  5. Hi Carrie! I'm flying up to Canada mid-July and my parents love eating out. So I'm a little nervous about where I can eat. I'm wondering where we can go other than Swiss Chalet & the fast food chains, too! Anyone else have places we can try that are gluten-free? We'd really appreciate it! -Celina
  6. Hi! I'm a newbie. Found out last summer that I'm gluten-sensitive(whatever this means!), but I haven't really followed a gluten-free diet. I also have Crohn's Disease for the last 12 years so my diet is quite restricted from this problem already! I had a colonoscopy this February & my doc said I had minor inflammation, but that my digestion looked good. I'm concerned, though, because this past week I've been having constant cramping, diarrhea anytime I eat, and I'm becoming so tired. I cut bread, crackers, cookies, chips & pasta from my diet then went to the health food store. I bought gluten-free replacements EXCEPT bread. I've tried the frozen ones out there & I gagged! They're so dry. Anyone buy ready-made gluten-free bread they like? Or is homemade the way to go? Getting back to my topic title: I live in Austin, TX are they other restaurants that serve gluten-free besides PF Changs, Outback, Wendy's & McDonald's? Thanks for listening to me, Celina P.S. Is "Enterolab" really the way to go for a definite Celiac diagnosis?