Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Amazing Resource Alert

I always feel a lot of pressure when I talk to a parent who has been referred to me to get help with the GFCF diet. There is so much information to relate, so many things to watch out for, so many hints and tips to remember. I feel pressure not to forget anything while at the same time not overwhelming the parent. There's too much to talk about, and a parent new to a diet or diagnosis can absorb only so much. It's a lose-lose situation.

Now, I have a resource to recommend, one that parents can pore over, refer to, return to again and again.

GLUTEN-FREE KIDS, Raising Happy, Healthy Children with Celiac Disease, Autism, and Other Conditions, by Danna Korn is an introduction to all things gluten-free.

While it is not a book about all things gluten/casein/soy free, the book does touch on GFCFSF, and, for families about to remove gluten for the first time, is a solid resource, even if these families plan to remove other foods as well.

Korn covers everything. Parent emotions and grief. What to do (when going gluten free). What to say to your child and to others. How to read labels. Celiac sprue. Gluten intolerance. Wheat allergy. School. Birthday parties. Camp. Restaurants. Cheating and accidental infractions. It's all there.

Gluten-Free Kids is not a cookbook. Korn does provide recipes for play-dough. She provides product lists of brand name items and meal suggestions here.

I wish I'd had this resource when my daughter went gluten free just over 10 years ago. (We removed gluten, first, as a trial, and removed casein and soy later.)

Gluten-Free Kids is a 228-page paperback an is regularly priced at $21.95. Woodbine House is offering a May, 2011, discount and this month you can purchase the book for $16.46.

Author Danna Korn's web site is here.

Gluten-Free Kids is packed with helpful informaton from a mother with years of experience with a child on a gluten-free diet. This book would be a wonderful new-member gift for celiac groups to include in membership packets. The book is a good resource for parents to give to family members or teachers, too. Gasterenterologists need a lobby copy; so do many autism consultants. It is a resource very library should have. Parents should have easy access to this resource.

Woodbine House sent me a review copy of GLUTEN FREE KIDS. I was not paid for this review. I do not benefit should you choose to purchase the book. I am not obligated to provide a positive review.


Catherine said...

Ah, I just read this with my eyes uncrossed. this is a transitioning to gluten free book? Even better. I know 57 people who NEED this book!

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