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12/30/08 7:07 A

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I will try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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12/25/08 7:06 P

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MOMSKI - I posted something about post-reaction remedies in our "25 Ways" sticky topic: maybe something there will help?

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MOMSKI Posts: 52
12/22/08 11:15 A

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I'm not too particularly interested in bringing food back, I just want to possibly send food with when she goes to Europe.

Another thing - has anyone discovered any remedies when you go through a slip up?

Everytime she gets into something, she is down for a minimum of 3-4 days. She's missing so much high school! and the guidance counselors are not helping much at all. (IMO, all high school guidance counselors are useless).

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10/23/08 10:01 P

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MOMSKI - Where is your child going? Germany is very conscientious of Gluten in foods and other countries as well, even Italy has gluten free pastas in restaurants (I've been told).

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10/23/08 9:30 P

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So it looks like baked goods in a package are okay...
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PS To my old SP friends - It's been a very rough journey... My beloved, healthy, athletic, tall, dark and handsome husband died in August 2012 from a very aggressive cancer... In the many months caring for him I was stressed and didn't "care" anymore, and put back on 30 pounds I had just finished losing... And then I gained even more...

A short, but very sweet, video tribute to this beautiful man:
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10/23/08 12:52 P

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This is for entering the US but many also apply for other countries. Every country is different.



Many fruits and vegetables are either prohibited from entering the United States or require an import permit (for commercial importers) or a phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin. Every fruit or vegetable must be declared to a CBP Officer and must be presented for inspection - no matter how free of pests it appears to be.

Failure to declare food products can result in a $10,000 fine. See special guidelines for produce from Canada below.

Meats, livestock, poultry, and their products are either prohibited or restricted from entering the United States, depending on the animal disease condition in the country of origin. Fresh meat is generally prohibited from most countries. Canned, cured, or dried meat is severely restricted from some countries. See special guidelines for animal products from Canada below, and our Q&A on meat, poultry and swine products for a more complete discussion of food items from those sources.

Bakery items, candy, chocolate, and cured cheese are generally admissible. Canned goods and goods in vacuum packed jars (other than those containing meat or poultry products)are also generally admissible if being imported for personal use.

Dairy items such as milk, yogurt, butter are generally admissible, although this is subject to change, depending on disease outbreaks. Eggs may be admissible, although frequent outbreaks of Exotic Newcastles Disease and avian flu make it very likely that they will be denied entry. Hard cured cheese such as parmesan or cheddar are generally admissible, soft cheeses such as brie and soft curd cheese and cheese in water(ricotta, feta, etc.) are not.

Cooked and raw poultry is permitted from Canada except from the province of Saskatchewan. However, to bring poultry products from any province in Canada into the United States, you must have proof of the origin of the poultry. For example, proof of origin would be the grocery stores receipt where the product was purchased, or the label on the product indicates the province in which it was packaged

Fish, if it is for your personal use, is generally admissible.

Condiments such as oil, vinegar, mustard, catsup, pickles, syrup, honey, jelly, jam, etc., are generally admissible.

Fruits and vegetables grown in Canada are generally admissible, if they have labels identifying them as products of Canada. Fruits and vegetables merely purchased in Canada are not necessarily admissible, ie. citrus or tropical fruits such as mangos, which clearly were not grown in Canada because it does not have a climate that supports those crops. (Potatoes from western regions of Canada are currently restricted because of a disease outbreak. While commercial imports are permitted under stringent guidelines, travelers from Canada should avoid bringing raw potatoes with them into the US).

The Department of Agriculture has recently relaxed rules for travelers arriving from Canada with food products involving some meat products. Beef and game products are now allowed entry. This includes frozen, cooked, canned or otherwise processed beef, veal, venison, elk, bison, etc. Hunter harvested game, including deer, moose, wild sheep, goats and bison is admissible from Canada for the traveler's personal use if accompanied with a hunting license, tag or equivalent. permit. Meat products from domestic lamb, sheep and goats is still prohibited entry from Canada.

Pork and pork products are not admissible from Mexico.

Other then the above general guidelines, it is impossible to advise you in this forum about the admissibility of specific food items because it is so susceptible to change. Disease and pest outbreaks, which impact the admissibility status of fresh and packaged food items, occur all over the world at a moments notice.

Failure to declare all food products can result in civil penalties.

Because CBP officers are stationed at ports of entry and along our land and sea borders, they are often called upon to enforce laws and requirements of other government agencies. Because of the complexities of regulations governing the importation of food, CBP officers may need to contact an expert for information about what is or is not admissible. If no expert is available, food may be detained in the interest of preventing possible food-borne diseases into the U.S. This is done to protect community health, preserve domestic plant and animals life, etc.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture establishes criteria for the admissibility of plant, dairy and meat products returning with travelers and they have the final say about what may be admitted into the U.S.

The USDA web site has somewhat more detailed information for travelers, and they can be contacted at 301-734-0814 or 1-877-770-5990 for information about the admissibility of plant or plant products.



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MOMSKI Posts: 52
10/23/08 9:06 A

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Has anyone had experience shipping food with their kid to Europe or overseas? I'm wondering if it may be confiscated. Is there anything I should NOT pack that may set off security equipment?

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10/23/08 1:01 A

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Actually - yes - pack a small extra suitcase of some GF things that won't go bad - just for emergencies. (crackers, packs of nuts, etc and then instruct her on how to order. You can get GF travel cards in each language of the countries she'll be traveling in...google GF travel cards and see what comes up...

My son - age 16 - just went on a 5 day schooltrip, adn I paced him some extrea things. He doesn't like to draw attention to his diet - so he'll go hungry if he can't find anything...So I packed packs of corn nuts and nuts, and little packets of Thai soups (in case he gets anywhere near a stove - he can cook one up!)

Luckily - he will be seeing a friend who does GF baking - so that will help for a couple of the days!

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PS To my old SP friends - It's been a very rough journey... My beloved, healthy, athletic, tall, dark and handsome husband died in August 2012 from a very aggressive cancer... In the many months caring for him I was stressed and didn't "care" anymore, and put back on 30 pounds I had just finished losing... And then I gained even more...

A short, but very sweet, video tribute to this beautiful man:
youtu.be/i2-_1IJdPww


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MOMSKI Posts: 52
10/22/08 1:35 P

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Yes, a now 17 year old who was diagnosed gluten-intolerant at 15 years.

A teenager and modified diet is really tough.

Last weekend @ marching band competition. The food organizer who was getting party subs for the band, forgot to order her a salad. She had no food and opted for concession stand crap - She's been out of school for 3 days just for that slip up.

(head slap) I'll know better. Don't expect someone else to remember your kid has diet issues.

She's going to europe on a school trip over easter break. What am I going to do then??? pack a suitcase of food??

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9/15/08 11:47 A

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Oh My - 3 young kids with CD

Do you know about Danna Korn's book -Raising Celiac Kids? Here is an amazon link:

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I think she would recommend giving the teacher a stash of pre-packaged, single serving, GF snacks to have on hand for emergencies.

My son was age 9 when he was diagnosed, and we told him that if he ever had to pass up birthday cake at school, he would get a Haagen Das ice cream bar after school as a substitute. This carried him through. He learned to delay his own pleasure without burdening his friends. In fact - sometimes his friends were kind of jealous - they would have preferred the ice cream bar!

I must note that I am normally into "health food" but this was a very important part of us going GF - there had to be some perks for the boy!

Mary
Later - Oh - i re-read your post, and I see you did send a snack...The leader must have thought celiac was kind of like a peanut allergy - when even airborne minuscule particle can cause death. You may nee to explain to her what is needed for a celiac child...and to the child. How old are your celiac kids?

Anyway - my strategy now - with a teen - is to make good stuff at home, and he just bring simple stuff to school...I've come to realize that he definitely does not like to draw attention to himself - or the diet. He'd rather quietly do without while others enjoy. If we have enough good stuff at home, he has the inner strength and satisfaction to do that.

Potlucks can be a bear - we haven't been to one in a while...

My married daughter is vegetarian (mostly) and GF and she was recently at a pot luck and she had forgotten that pot lucks can be pretty scarce for a GF vegetarian!

Luckily there was a little bit she could eat...but it was a critical moment - because she is newly pregnant and hungry!

Mary

Edited by: GOLDENANGELFISH at: 9/15/2008 (11:53)
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PS To my old SP friends - It's been a very rough journey... My beloved, healthy, athletic, tall, dark and handsome husband died in August 2012 from a very aggressive cancer... In the many months caring for him I was stressed and didn't "care" anymore, and put back on 30 pounds I had just finished losing... And then I gained even more...

A short, but very sweet, video tribute to this beautiful man:
youtu.be/i2-_1IJdPww


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9/14/08 10:42 P

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I have 1 child without (the oldest) and 3 with. Potlucks, school snack or activity snacks are just a bear. Tonight for example my 2 oldest (1 with /1 without) got very upset with me when their activity didn't do snack because dd was there. I had sent her one "just in case". But praise God the leader was conscientious enough to keep her safe. Anyway, she and 27 other kids know it was because of her. It is a big burden to bear. For school snacks I also try to make the "same" (similar) thing, but theirs is always different. My dd again commented it made her feel different.

I just found a support group about an hour away. On Sept 27 we will drive to meet with kids who also have GI/CD so mine will not feel so different and alone.

We do know some older kids - it helps - but it is not the same as one similar in age.

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9/14/08 6:31 P

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I think they went by symptoms, primarily. My two cousins, as little boys, were diagnosed Celiac around 1960 or so, and I think they mostly were allowed over ripe bananas! They finally went into "remission" - (who wouldn't!!!!) and to this day they insist they are still in remission - I think the childhood experience really taught 'em not to complain about any symptoms. They'd probably have to be very seriously ill to investigate a Celiac cause now as adults.

Mary

PS To my old SP friends - It's been a very rough journey... My beloved, healthy, athletic, tall, dark and handsome husband died in August 2012 from a very aggressive cancer... In the many months caring for him I was stressed and didn't "care" anymore, and put back on 30 pounds I had just finished losing... And then I gained even more...

A short, but very sweet, video tribute to this beautiful man:
youtu.be/i2-_1IJdPww


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9/14/08 1:26 P

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Just curious...how did you get dx'ed as a kid? I had a neighbor as a kid myself (she's 35 or so now; I'm 42 in a few weeks) who was dx'ed as a baby, and I can't imagine how! What did they know about Celiac in the '70s and '80s?? I knew almost nothing about it (though I thought I did! LOL) until I was dx'ed 4 months ago.

LIZARD :)

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I was actually a child with celiac. It was not a fun experience and definitely not easy.

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9/14/08 9:33 A

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Hey, Mary. :)

I feel your pain!! :( As far as we know, I'm the only one here who has CD. My son is autistic, though, so upon getting my dx, I immediately had him tested. Neg, but I suspect he's gluten-sensitive, and his diet has been horrific for years, so I'm slowly pulling him off all the breaded crap he eats, and I see a difference in his physique and maybe in his behavior. (He's 14, so it can be hard to tell! LOL!) The field trips will be the hardest, because they always get chicken fingers or pizza. UGH...

LIZARD, still learning after 4 months, but getting better! :)

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Just curious...
I have a grown up celiac daughter - and a 15 tear old celiac son...We've been doing it six years - so we know the drill. But it still impacts our lives. It can really affect a child and make him feel different. It's been 6 years, and my son just met for the first time a person his own age who is also gluten free. (He knows several adults)...

I've done my best to make life good for him - but his class just went on a camping trip and there is always the issue of substitutions - oh the class will be having bagels at every lunch - what do you want to pack for David? It was the last minute - and ll I had were some GF hamburger buns from energy foods - and David said it was pretty boring....(oh dear.) I will bake some GF French bread - (They had that, too - on a spaghetti night...)

When he first went GF - I baked up a storm - to compensate - and I went from 165 to 180...Luckily - I have recently take off that weight!

Well -I just wanted to create a space for people to talk about all things "celiac Kids"

Mary



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PS To my old SP friends - It's been a very rough journey... My beloved, healthy, athletic, tall, dark and handsome husband died in August 2012 from a very aggressive cancer... In the many months caring for him I was stressed and didn't "care" anymore, and put back on 30 pounds I had just finished losing... And then I gained even more...

A short, but very sweet, video tribute to this beautiful man:
youtu.be/i2-_1IJdPww


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