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back to school guide 2019

Welcome to the Celiac and the Beast 2019 Gluten-Free Back to School Guide! It's hard being a kid, and even harder to be a gluten-free kid in school. Navigating school snacks, school lunches (and school lunch tables), and after-school snacks can be a challenge. But, with the right preparation, you can make school a breeze. Check out this back-to-school guide full of gluten-free products for kids (and adults). DISCLOSURE: I'm a professional content creator, Some links are affiliate links that I may receive a portion of any sales made. However, I featured items in this guide because I genuinely care for them and think that they are great products. Thank you all for your love and support. Erica

Best Lunchbox Swag Out of the Woods Insulated Sac Lunch Bag made from sustainable paper, $11.99

Consider using reusable or sustainable products for lunches!

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Hungry Harry's Pancake and Waffle Mix

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Back to School Allergy Advice from the Experts FOOD ALLERGY? GET DIAGNOSED! About 5-8% of children have diagnosed food allergies, and it’s important to work with an allergist to arrive at the diagnosis, not home tests or unreliable sources. A board-certified allergist is the specialist best trained to treat your child’s allergies or asthma. If your child has a food allergy, make sure the school is informed. Work with your allergist and school staff to have an action plan that lists your child's allergies, treatment plans, as well as emergency contact information. VISIT YOUR ALLERGIST NOW! Well before your child heads into the classroom, make an appointment to see your board-certified allergist. Your allergist wil create an allergy action plan for your child by identifying triggers your child may run into and helping them understand what causes their symptoms. Children with asthma under the care of an allergist have a 77% reduction in lost time from school!   CHECK THE CLASSROOM! Does the school have new carpeting? Sometimes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can result from new carpeting and cause wheezing/sneezing. Are there open windows where pollen can drift into class? Is there a class pet causing allergies? How about mold in the bathrooms? Potential triggers should be discussed with the teacher and school administrators..    SPORTS ARE OKAY! Children should stil be able to play any sport they choose as long as they follow their allergist’s advice. While playground games, PE class and after-school sports can all trigger exercise-induced asthma (EIB), if your child’s asthma is under control, they should be able to participate. Make sure coaches and physical education teacher know what to do in case of an asthma-related event.   PREP YOUR CHILD! Make sure you’ve discussed how to handle emergencies with your child. No matter what state, your child has the right to carry and use asthma and anaphylaxis medications at school. Children who are at risk of anaphylaxis should have epinephrine available. Be sure your child and school staff know how to use emergency medications.   To make sure you’re fully prepared for the fall, contact your allergist or find one using the ACAAI allergist locator.The ACAAI is a professional medical organization of more than 6,000 allergistsimmunologists and allied health professionals.

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Gluten-Free Back to School Guide 2019  

Check out the Celiac and the Beast Gluten-Free Back to School Guide with helpful tips for back to school!

Gluten-Free Back to School Guide 2019  

Check out the Celiac and the Beast Gluten-Free Back to School Guide with helpful tips for back to school!