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.
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.