Friday, July 8, 2016

Back to School with Gluten-Free & More Magazine

The store shelves are starting to fill with notepads, backpacks, lunch bags and more! And while these are all necessities, there's one very important necessity that we as parents must put in place for our gluten-free child's safety at school.                                                                                               In this month's issue of Gluten Free & More magazine, there's an excellent article called "Safe in School" and it's a step by step article on conducting a 504 plan for your child.                                                                                                             The article even features a "sample letter" from yours truly!! I'm excited to be a contributor to this article, as I feel preparing a 504 plan is vital to your child's health as well as his/her education.                                                         
                                                              



504 plans are put into place to ensure that your child's gluten-free lifestyle is accommodated and it doesn't affect his/her academic success. The letter I wrote to Jack's teacher included everything from "what celiac disease is" to "cross contamination" and please inform in advance of upcoming birthdays and celebrations.                                                                                                         Each school year, I will meet with Jack's teacher and school counselor to make sure his new teacher understands his autoimmune disease and any accommodations that I request.    

I also want his teacher to know that he/she can ALWAYS call me or email me with any questions. I'd rather they ask than not ask! Remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question, especially when it comes to your child's well-being. Better safe, than sorry.

This Gluten Free & More Aug/Sept issue not only has everything you need to know about a 504 plan, but it also has great back to school tips, as well as tons or great recipes, kids gadgets and more.


Formerly Living Without magazine, Gluten Free & More magazine was the first gluten-free mag I subscribed to almost 7 years ago. I love receiving my magazine every couple of months and knowing there's some great information inside! 

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