|Dear Cafeteria Staff,|
A student in your school has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called celiac disease (CD). While this will affect some aspects of school management, including food preparation, patience and understanding can bring about the necessary changes that will quickly become a natural part of the school experience for all involved.
What is celiac disease?
How will this affect your job?
Always offer foods that are free of WBRO.
A ABC poster with more information on these ABC's is available for your convenience. Contact the parent/guardian or Celiac Support Association if you have questions or concerns. Mr. Sips line of gluten-free products are designed for food service. The Celiac Support Association staff, website and publications provide guidance in appropriate food choices.
The information contained in this material is not intended to be all-inclusive. It is provided to help you understand the importance of caution and preparation when working with a person with CD.
The goal is to provide an environment where the child with CD can learn self-management skills without being consumed by the illness. An atmosphere designed to foster responsible decision making will ultimately help the child perform well both in and out of the classroom.
Thank you for your help and support.
*Clinical studies have shown that pure oats can be tolerated by some people with celiac disease. Pure, uncontaminated oats sources are not readily available in the United States at this time and therefore, it is suggested that oats be avoided, especially by those who are newly-diagnosed.