Gluten-Free Territory

When preparing food for a large group of people, the administration of a camp may find it difficult to adhere to the guidelines of special diets. Basic knowledge of the different food allergies and intolerances can help staff members understand how better to serve campers who may require additional attention. For example, Celiac Disease—once thought of as rare—affects as many as 1 in 133 people, or more than 2-million Americans, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and …

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One comment on “Gluten-Free Territory

  1. PATRICIA FOLTYN RN BSN on said:

    I have worked with kids in camp with Celiac disease for a few years and what you say is oooooohhh so true. It is not the fact that the participant can not have gluten it is the attitude of the camper, parent camp staff and camp community. The food service staff plays a key role in this. As long as everyone works together as a team than the experence is good. My sister was recently diagnosed with this so now I am looking at the store shelves with renewed enthusiasm. I also see that the regular stores are also stocking more gluten free products. A suggestion for camps. As part of their
    diaster kits, put together a small box of gluten free foods or have the camper bring a small emergency box. The parent would check in the box on beginning day as part of the med check with the camp nurse. In case of evucation then the nurse takes the meds, first aid kits and the emergency food pack. In diaster relief centers, this type of food is not served and

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