In Response to Where to start?:
We're thinking of going gluten free for at least one of our children. I'm thinking it might be easier to have the whole family go gluten-free if that's the road we decide to follow. It's not for allergy reasons, so it's not crutial that the house is gluten-free. Where do we start? (The child is 10 yrs old, so we're able to explain things to her.) Thanks!
Posted by sue113
It can be very overwhelming when making multiple meals and snacks to accommodate everyone's dietary needs. Having the whole family eating gluten-free will make it easier for meal and snack preparation time and grocery shopping will be simplified as well. This also will allow your 10 year old to not feel singled out when at the dinner table when they have to eat something different from the rest of the family.
Your local Hy-Vee dietitian will be able to help you when you initially begin grocery shopping for gluten-free options. If you are questions certain products, Hy-Vee does have a gluten-free listing that is available on the Hy-Vee website of all our Hy-Vee products that we carry within our stores. http://www.hy-vee.com/meal-solutions/special-diets/default.aspx
For other brands, there should be an 1-800 number on the label that you can call and they can tell you if the product is gluten-free. For example, Bush's canned beans are all gluten-free.
Please feel free to ask any additional questions, happy holidays!