Before I was laid off in July I was a preschool teacher for two years olds and some three year olds. I had two children who were on a gluten-free diet besides me. I explained the situation to the other parents and to my surprise they brought in healthy treats of fruit trays or vegetable trays for birthdays. One parent even went looking for gluten-free cupcakes to bring in for the class. The children actually loved the healthy snacks. GOD BLESS! Louise
With our youngest son we try to keep GF foods and mixes around He really loves fruits and veggies. In school his teacher has special treats set aside for him when parents bring in anything he isn't able to have and it's pretty great that our school really doesn't want peanutbutter products but that' s a different area my youngest son also has food,indoor,outdoor allergies so It can be a challenge in getting foods or other projects,but we don't treat him any different than our other kids.
I am a classroom teacher of children who are on a gfcf diet. It helps to have something the parent has sent in, or something I have bought that has been cleared by the parent as being OK, that I keep in cases where the others are given a treat that that child cannot have. If we are celebrating a birthday, I make a gf cupcake so that the child can have one that is at least similar to what the others are having. (It helps that I eat gf myself so I know what they cannot have and I keep gf cake and cookie mixes available for those occasions.)
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I'm writing an article to submit to kids' magazines about being gluten intollerant. I'd appreciate feedback about how parents have handled things like parties, craft projects, lunches, etc. What, for instance, do you do when there's a surprise goodie handed out at school? How do you make special events work for kids. I thought I'd include a fairly simple dessert recipe. Thanks. Kathy
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