Handy Checklist: Tips for Dining Out with Celiac Disease
Dining out can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, parents of children with celiac disease may have a different perspective. Some families may not attempt to eat out at all, while others may do it but find it incredibly stressful.
When children have celiac disease they have to avoid all sources of gluten, including cross-contamination, because eating it can lead to damage of the small intestine. For reference, here’s a list of gluten-free and gluten-containing ingredients.
As a dietitian who works with these patients, I would like parents to realize that it is possible to dine out when your child has celiac disease! Here are some tips that we give to our patients to make it a little more manageable: