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Eating Gluten-Free with Emily: A Story for Children with Celiac Disease
A story for children newly diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder that can only be cured by following a gluten-free diet. Based on the real-life experiences of children coping with the disease, Emily's tale covers the many questions and concerns children typically have. Illustrated throughout with lighthearted colorful pictures, this is a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Woodbine House
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Celiac Disease is becoming more and more prevalent. What a great way to introduce young ones to the disease and how children, in particular, need to adjust their lives to stay healthy. Eating Gluten-Free with Emily tells the student about the life of a girl named Emily that found out when she was 5 years old that she had Celiac Disease. Emily takes us through her life and tells us how she is like every other little kid but needs to eat gluten free foods. She tells us where she shops, how she ...more
This was a simply yet informative story for a young child who might just have learned they have to eat gluten free. I love the positive spin the author put on the message overall. Having recently found out I have to be gluten free, this is a book I could see reading to kids to help them understand why I have to eat different things.