One of the most important things we all do when it comes to food issues and eating gluten free is reading labels.
We do it everyday. We do it every time we go shopping. When you eat gluten free you have to read labels basically every time you put something in your mouth.
It is a fact of life when you are gluten free or dealing with other serious food allergies. And because it is such an important part of the gluten free life it is very important to teach our kids how to read labels.
Now, this is not as easy as it seems because we all know how difficult and confusing reading labels can be, but there are some basic words and ingredients we can teach our kids to look for.
Once a child reaches an age where they can read well and understand more about food, I encourage you to take them shopping with you and show them the basics for making sure food is safe to eat before you buy it.
Teach them what to look out for and what to avoid. And teach them the ways to stay on guard.
For older kids it is easy to show them how to navigate gluten free eating using the internet. Show them company websites and how to search to find out if something is gluten free and safe to eat.
These are skills that kids will need to know as they grow up and go off on their own. Taking some time to teach your gluten free child about reading labels is a skill that they will be grateful for later in life.
If you would like some more information on reading labels The Gluten Free Homemaker shared some helpful tips for reading labels last week.
For more great gluten free information and giveaways please visit the other bloggers joining in on the 10 Days of Gluten Free.
Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free PantryI hope you will join us for 10 Days of Gluten Free! GIVEAWAY OVER EMMA’S COMMENT ON THE PLAGHDOUGH POST WON. Winner chosen by Random.org
And here are the details for my giveaway.
I am giving away one $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card that is good for their online store and one copy of my Cooking 101 For Kids ebook to one reader.
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
- Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts)
- The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
- No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.