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Gluten-Free Kids: Raising Happy, Healthy Children with Celiac Disease, Autism, and Other Conditions Paperback – October 18, 2010


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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 2 edition (October 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606130064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606130063
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,294,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author's expertise, can-do attitude, and focus on good nutrition gives anyone confidence and know-how to maintain the GF diet, especially those who need to be gluten-free for a lifetime. --ForeWord This Week, January 13, 2011

As many as one out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease, and many of them are children. Danna Korn, a nationally recognized authority on how to live gluten-free offers guidance on how parents and caregivers can help children adjust to a gluten-free lifestyle. The best ways to educate family and friends, what to look for when grocery shopping, tips for maintaining a gluten-free kitchen, and substitutions for gluten-containing ingredients are offered in a friendly, reassuring style.

Health information is included too, with a discussion of testing methods and common symptoms. A helpful appendix lists ingredients and additives that are safe as well as those that are forbidden. A glossary defines common terms related to his autoimmune condition. --Taste for Life, January 2011

Korn covers everything. Parent emotions and grief. What to do (when going gluten free). What to say to your child and to others. How to read labels. Celiac sprue. Gluten intolerance. Wheat allergy. School. Birthday parties. Camp. Restaurants. Cheating and accidental infractions. It's all there. --Not New to Autism Blog (Homeschooling, Autism & ''Stuff'')

About the Author

Danna Korn is also the author of LIVING GLUTEN-FREE FOR DUMMIES, WHEAT-FREE, WORRY FREE, and co-author of GLUTEN-FREE COOKING FOR DUMMIES. She speaks frequently around the country to healthcare professionals, children with celiac disease and their parents, and parents of kids with autism who eat a gluten-free/casein-free diet. She lives with her husband and two children in southern California.

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(www.dannakorn.com) ...
Known as "The Gluten-Free Guru," Danna Korn is an author, motivational speaker, and renowned expert on the gluten-free diet and medical conditions that benefit. She is the author of six bestselling books (her 7th is in the works) on the subject of the gluten-free lifestyle, including three in the prestigious "For Dummies" series. "For Dummies" authors are always the gurus in their field, and are asked to author the books -- not the other way around.

Respected as one of the leading authorities on the gluten-free diet and the medical conditions that benefit from it, she has been featured in People Magazine, on ABC's "20-20," and dozens of other national media outlets.

Danna's passion for helping people live (and love!) a gluten-free lifestyle was born from a desperate need to help her own son. In 1991, her son was diagnosed with celiac disease, a genetic intolerance to gluten. Doctors told her that her son, like others with celiac disease, would "suffer" a life of deprivation and restrictions, and they gave her no direction for following a gluten-free diet, which was the key to his improved health. Danna wasn't about to accept that sentence, nor would she flounder like many others attempting a gluten-free diet did. Furthermore, she was committed to helping others who could benefit from her knowledge. She was a mom on a mission to help millions.

Without the benefit of the internet, and ignoring the widespread warnings that no one would ever publish a book on the subject, Danna conducted extensive medical research with the nation's foremost experts, and then wrote her first book -- she sent four proposals to publishers. She received four acceptances.

Her work in the gluten-free community has had profound effects, resulting in availability of products that would never have made it to store shelves, and a skyrocketing awareness of the benefits of a gluten-free diet.

Several bestselling books and thousands of speaking engagements later, Danna has earned the moniker of "Gluten-Free Guru" -- and in the process has helped improve the lives of millions by helping them adopt healthier lifestyles. She is a partner with General Mills and their gluten-free initiative, and a consultant for Prometheus Laboratories. In 1991 she founded (and still runs) the world's largest support group of its type, R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids), which has more than 140 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Danna's passion for wellness extends far beyond gluten-free living. She is co-founder and CEO of Sonic Boom Wellness, an innovative corporate wellness company with more than 100 well-known clients throughout the world.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gretchen on March 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
There are no recipes in this book, it is all about strategy and contains practical information relevant to adults coping on behalf of kids with various challenges as well as learning to be gluten-free themselves. This book is an updated edition of a classic reference for parents.

What is gluten and why must it be avoided? Conditions and answers vary by individual and knowledge gives you an edge.

Learn to recognize and avoid gluten by understanding food labeling and certification standards. Learn pitfalls and coping strategies for eating away from home.

There is advice for understanding the world from a child's perspective.
1) Helping a child to deal with peer pressure and `being different'
2) Sibling issues within the home
3) Teaching a child to recognizing `safe' vs. `not safe'
4) Allowing choices to help a child experience control
5) Providing safe `junk food' for social situations
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelly TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 19, 2012
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This is a great book full of good info. For general purposes, you will be glad you bought it.

Unfortunately for me, it is almost verbatim exactly what is in this author's book "Living Gluten-Free for Dummies". Our whole family was recently diagnosed [some have celiac, some have gluten intolerance]. I had bought her Dummies guide and LOVED it - it is awesome. Then I bought this book looking for more information specifically geared towards children. I was so disappointed to find that it is mostly the exact same info that is in the Dummies guide - much of it *exactly* word for word the same.

My suggestion if you don't have any of her books is to buy the "Living Gluten-Free for Dummies" because it is more complete - you will get the kid info, but also a lot of other info beyond what is in this book. Both books are great in their own right, but you don't need both of them, it will be a waste of your money.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 10, 2010
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With special needs comes the need for a special diet. "Gluten-Free Kids: Raising Happy, Healthy Children with Celiac Disease, Autism, and Other Conditions" is a guide for parents who want to avoid gluten based foods for their children to encourage better diet to help face many disorders in a child's life. With a bit of expertise and experience, "Gluten-Free Kids" is a solid volume for any concerned parent who wants advice on arranging their special needs child's diet.
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