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Coeliac Society guidance on gluten free product requirements Number of units for different foods: Food item 400g bread/rolls/baguettes 500g bread mix 250g pasta 500g pasta 2 x 110-180g pizza base

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Monthly gluten free food unit requirements guide: Age/Sex

Suggested Monthly Units

1-3 yrs 4-6 7-10 11-14 15-18

10 11 13 15 18

19-59 60-74 75+

18 16 14

19-74 75+

14 12

Child

Men

Women

Breastfeeding 3rd trimester of pregnancy High Physical Activity

Add 4 units Add1 unit Add 4 units

Note: some patients may decide only to request bread on prescription, whilst others may request a variety of foods from the list of foods above. Example monthly prescriptions (based on monthly gluten free food unit requirements) Age Group

Example minimum monthly prescription2

Male 19-59 years

10 x 400g loaves of bread 2 x (2 x 110/180g) pizza bases

2 x 500g pasta 1 x 500g flour mix

8 x 400g loaves of bread 2 x (2 x 110/180g) pizza bases

1 x 500g pasta 1 x 500g flour mix

Equivalent to18 units Female 19-74 years Equivalent to14 units


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