Gluten-Free Back to School

By | Aug 9, 2011

glutenfreebacktoschoolBack to School season has arrived. Which means it is time to hit the stores for clothes and supplies. If you are a parent of a celiac child or even a young student, concern over school meals can rank as high as getting the best deals on school supplies. Below is a list of some of the gluten-free products that can be useful for back to school lunches, along with some helpful suggestion and a short list of additional resources.

Ian’s Wafflewich
Start the school day off with a breakfast that’s easy to make and fun to eat. Ian’s Wafflewich comes in two varieties: Egg & Maple Cheddar and Maple Sausage & Egg, and they’re both gluten-free.

Blue Diamond Nut Thins Crackers
In addition to being a great snack as a standalone cracker, Blue Diamond Nut Thins can also be paired with your child’s favorite meat and cheese to make a homemade gluten-free version of lunchables.

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery
To quote Rudi’s website “Gluten-free doesn’t mean bread free”. If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy Rudi’s Gluten-free Sandwich bread visit there site for a $1.00 of coupon and give it a try.

Boars Head
If you want high quality meat and cheeses that taste great and are guaranteed gluten-free then Boar’s Head is the way to go. For more information on Boar’s Head gluten-free options check out their brochure.

Peanut Butter and Jelly
Both Skippy and Petter Pan Brand confirm their peanut butter is gluten-free. Welch’s Jelly and Jams are also confirmed as being gluten-free and yummy.

Froose Gummy Snacks
Froose Gummy Snacks are organic, 100% natural and gluten-free. They come in small packs making them a perfectly packable lunch time snack.

Fruits and Veggies
Fresh fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free, and they’re jam packed with the nutrition that will help young students finish a full day of learning.

Additional Resources
Pack a Healthy Gluten-Free School Lunch for Your Gluten-Free Child by By Teri Gruss, MS

Kid’s Central on Celiac Central
Kid’s Central is a new addition to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ official website Here you will find printable guides, resources, and activities to help you and your child have a successful and healthy school year.

Hope you all have a happy, healthy and productive gluten-free school year.

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