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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Absolutely wonderful experience there tonight. It was great!! Son loved the pizza... we looked up the nutritional information online to bolus for his carbs. He ate the whole pizza with a smile on his face!!
  2. I am in Jacksonville, NC My son was 7 when he was diagnosed and is now 14. Would love to meet other families~
  3. It is a law that the school has to provide a suitable substitution. When we were in California they didn't do cooking in the school itself, they just heated prepackaged things up. What we did was set up a seperate microwave that only Brandon could use (it was covered by the box when not being used by him). We purchased individual items such as Ian's chicken nuggets, Amy's mac and cheese, amy's enchiladas and thai kitchen noodle carts, lundburg rice pouches and all those kinds of foods. I purchased 3 months at a time using a purchase order from the district. When it was pizza day, the manager made his gluten free pizza first thing in the morning and then wrapped it once it was cooled off and put it in a holding oven. It would still be warm (room temperature). We had our own area in the freezer for his gluten free frozen meals and we had a pantry cabinet for all his dry goods. There is a pdf file on the usda's website called "Accomodating Kids with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Program". It outlines the school's responsibilities. Now we are in North Carolina and we are trying to work with the cafeteria because they cook everything here. Brandon wants to eat at the cafeteria like everyone else... so we are working on it. Not sure how it will work. Brandy
  4. It is a law that the school has to provide a suitable substitution. When we were in California they didn't do cooking in the school itself, they just heated prepackaged things up. What we did was set up a seperate microwave that only Brandon could use (it was covered by the box when not being used by him). We purchased individual items such as Ian's chicken nuggets, Amy's mac and cheese, amy's enchiladas and thai kitchen noodle carts, lundburg rice pouches and all those kinds of foods. I purchased 3 months at a time using a purchase order from the district. When it was pizza day, the manager made his gluten free pizza first thing in the morning and then wrapped it once it was cooled off and put it in a holding oven. It would still be warm (room temperature). There is a pdf file on the usda's website called "Accomodating Kids with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Program". It outlines the school's responsibilities. Now we are in North Carolina and we are trying to work with the cafeteria because they cook everything here. Brandon wants to eat at the cafeteria like everyone else... so we are working on it. Not sure how it will work. Brandy
  5. Also another FYI, there are quiet a bit of items that are on the updated list available at Mcdonalds.com that states they are gluten free. However on the ingredients list the questionable products state "modified food starch" or "starch" or "modified corn starch". This to me is very confusing because we don't know the source of the modified food startch or the type of starch used on the cheese. Also noted, our CSA Binder listed the grilled chicken breast as gluten free, however Mcdonald's removed that from the list and on the ingredients list it has wheat gluten listed. I am so frusterated by this.. we are still learning about this diet and I use my binder constantly. I also asked the management team at our 2 local Mcdonald's if they could be certain that these two items were gluten free and they assured me that they were certified gluten free. If the chicken breast has wheat gluten in the ingredient how could they tell me this.