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  1. I agree that it is always best to bring your own meals when staying in the hospital. You can never be sure if the meal that you are being served is really gluten free. Many nurses and dietary staff do not know which foods contain gluten and which foods are gluten free. They often forget that gravy and sauces contain gluten and will send you a tray with a meat and vegetable covered in gravy. I'm a nurse and have spent many evenings trying to scrape together meals for patients with celiac disease after dietary has sent them meals that are full of gluten. Unfortunately, sometimes all these patients end up with is a meal consisting of a carton of milk, jello and an apple. Trust me, you will be so much happier if you bring your own food.
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