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Kids' Event!!

RSVP for the Halloween Party via Signupgenius.com or by emailing Marci.  You don't need to do both.  Please indicate your kids ages attending the party and preferably also their names.  PLEASE NOTE - siblings without Celiac Disease are allowed to attend this!!!

School Age Childern

As your child approaches school age whether it's preschool or kindergarten, you have some challenges to face. You may want to consider a 504 plan - this is something to talk to the school about.  A 504 plan legally defines the care for your child at school.  A child diagnosed with Celiac Disease is eligible for a 504 plan.  We've included more information about 504 plans under Resources.  


At a minimum, your child should have a health plan established at school.  This helps to communicate the care that your child requires in case there is a change in staff or if there is a substitute teacher.   


Here are some helpful hints.

  • Meet with your child's school / teacher before school starts (this may include the district school nurse)
  • Talk with your child's school / teacher about a list of common craft items that contain gluten and therefore should not be handled by your child. Younger children continually put their hands in or near their mouths and may accidentally ingest some gluten if they play with gluten-containing craft items. Some items you may want to avoid include:
    - PlayDoh brand play clays (even after washing hands, it is impossible to have all PlayDoh removed)
     -Pasta in art projects- offer to supply art teacher with gluten-free pastas
     -Art pastes (usually wheat-based) - used white glue instead
     -Paper Mache - gluten free Paper Mache can be made
     -Bird seed mixes - may contain wheat berries or some other grain which may have been contaminated by gluten-containing grains
    


A letter from Marci

Hi TCCSG Members!

 

Do 1 or more of your children (preschool through 12 years old) have Celiac?  

 

If so, we are interested in hearing from you!  

 

We are co-chairing a Celiac kids sub-group of TCCSG - complete with fun activities for our kids with celiac.  This group is in its 3rd year and we have grown tremendously!

 

The purpose of the group would be to get together periodically doing some fun activities and perhaps also occasionally letting the kids talk about Celiac.

 

Please provide me with the form on the left.  We will include all kids in your family in our activities, if at least one has Celiac or a Gluten Sensitivity.  Also please let me know what types of activities your kids / family would be interested in doing.  Here are some examples:

 

Bowling

Rollerskating

Ice Skating

Cooking Class

Picnic

 

We could for example, go bowling and then out for Buddy's pizza.   

 

Thanks!!!  I want to make this sub-group a great success with an avenue for our families and children to gain support through issues we face and have fun too.

 

Regards,

Marci

 

More Resources for Children:

Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch or potato starch
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Food coloring (optional)



Directions:

1. Combine dry ingredients into a medium-sized pot and mix together. Add olive oil and water and mix well.

2. Heat pot over low heat, stirring mixture until a ball of dough forms.

3. When the dough pulls away from the sides of the pot, remove from heat and let cool.

4. Once the dough is cool, knead in food coloring until you reach the desired color.

Note: If the dough is too firm, add a little water and knead well. If it is too wet, add a little flour and knead well.


Recipe courtesy of National Foundation of Celiac Awareness

  

Looking for a Gluten Free Ginger Bread house for the kiddos to build this holiday season?  


Sensitive Sweets ships within the US.  Please give them a call and make sure they can meet all your allergen / cross contact expectations. 

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