A diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten-related disorder can be overwhelming at first. For children, it might mean a change to their diet and having to enjoy different snacks and treats than the ones they might be used to having. They or their caregiver will need to carefully check labels for sources of gluten. Chocolates, sauces and treats often contain wheat but there are many that are safe to consume. It’s just takes some time, knowledge and a bit of practice.
It’s important for the child along with the parents to learn to read labels and advocate for themselves.
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The Calgary Celiac Association offers Kids Meetups bi-monthly. We are resuming our kids meetups as of April, 2023. Check our Upcoming Events Page for information on the next meetup.
Other events throughout the year have included a Family Christmas party, May fundraising walk/run, Stampede Pancake breakfast.
Would you like to join the Kids Meetup Steering Group? We’re looking for parents of elementary school aged children who are interested in participating in Kids Meetup. Your input will help the program to take shape. Please contact Emily Halliday at ev[email protected], if you’re interested in joining the team.
Since 1995 the Calgary Celiac Association has partnered with existing camp locations in Southern Alberta to provide a camping experience for children with celiac disease. This camp is generously subsidized by the McDaniel Family in memory of Rod McDaniel.
The camps have evolved and grown into an amazing opportunity for children who cannot safely attend a regular camp.
Click here for information on our current camp provider: https://easterseals.ab.ca/camp-horizon
The camp typically takes place in the second week of August with registration opening in March. Watch our News & Events page or e-Newsletter for details on upcoming camp dates.