GluTeen Free: A Letter to my Younger Self

I’m Abby B, a rising junior who has had Celiac for two and a half years. I play multiple sports and go to a small private Christian school, now located at my house because of Covid-19. I got diagnosed with celiac disease when I was in 8th grade and have had it for almost two years now. Since I go … Read More

GluTeen Free: Covid-19 Celiac Routine

I’m Abby B, a 10th grader who has had Celiac for two years. I play multiple sports and go to a small private Christian school, now located at my house because of Covid-19. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease when I was in 8th grade, almost two years ago. Since I go to such a small school I am the … Read More

GluTeen Free: How I go to School Dances without Feeling Awkward

By Abby Baird I’m Abby B, a 10th grader who has had celiac disease for two years. I play multiple sports and go to a small private Christian school. I got diagnosed with celiac disease when I was in 8th grade and have had it for almost two years now. Since I go to such a small school I am … Read More

COVID-19: Want to help fellow celiac families in need?

By Marie Ericson, Board Chair, Celiac Kids Connection Originally Posted 3/17/2020 and updated 4/7/2020 During this difficult time there are ways you can help other families. Here are a few of the ways you can help: Donate gluten-free (GF) food items to the Gluten-Free Food Bank: There will be a need for GF food items at local food pantries. Contact … Read More

Navigating Celiac at College

By Anna Cass and Jessica Cohen Jessica Cohen and Anna Cass have teamed up to help you navigate celiac disease at college. Learn about Jessica and Anna. In the months to come we will be sharing our experiences with you. My name is Jessica, and I live in Worcester, MA. I was diagnosed with celiac disease at the end of … Read More

Are your gluten-free toasters toast?

By The Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Team The latest research out of Children’s National in Washington D.C. and Boston Children’s Hospital is stirring up the gluten-free community. The recently released paper, “Preparation of gluten-free foods alongside gluten-containing food may not always be as risky for some celiac patients as diet guides suggest”*(foot note reference below) has led to a lot … Read More

Candy List Updated for 2019

Celiac Kids Connection’s annual candy list has been updated for 2019. Just in time for Halloween and the holiday season, you can view the list on our website or download and print a copy. All of the candies on our list include contact information for the manufacturer. Remember, ingredients are subject to change and you should rely on the ingredient … Read More

Eco-Friendly Straws and Gluten

By Francie Kelley, Executive Director, Celiac Kids Connection For those with celiac disease (CD) the current movement against plastic straws could have some unintended consequences. One of our members, Julia, recently found herself in café with friends. They ordered smoothies. The kids got their drinks first and Julia was surprised that the kids were eating the straws. To her horror … Read More

Updated Candy List

Our Candy List has been updated just in time for Halloween and the holiday season. You can view and download it here. Share this Post