NFCA Offers Gluten-free College Tool Kit
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Aug 1 2013

NFCA Offers Gluten-free College Tool Kit

Welcome to August!  I can’t believe it is almost time for the kids to head back to school.  Eating gluten-free at college can be a challenge, but thanks to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), it just got a little easier. 

College student

The Gluten-Free College Tool Kit can be downloaded directly from the NFCA website for free and is full of helpful information to help navigate the college scene.  Jon is a senior this year, so he will head off to college a little over a year from now.  I am probably much more nervous about him eating gluten-free at college than he is. 

The thirteen page guide covers some great topics, including:

  • Policies and Procedures – Finding support on campus, knowing your rights and such.
  • Dorm Room Considerations – Dorm-friendly gluten-free foods and what to do if your roommate isn’t gluten-free.
  • Gluten-Free Shopping Tips

In addition to the tool kit, there is a “Gluten-Free in College Blog Series” to help further guide college students and their parents.

The most beneficial part about this resource is being able to share it with your college student.  I know my son tends to listen to other people over me when it comes to certain things, so the more information I can send his way, the better.  It is also helpful that the blog series is written by college students that are living the gluten-free life. 

Do you have any tips for gluten-free college living?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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