Inform family and friends about a gluten-free diet
It is best if your family and friends are informed that you need to avoid gluten. This way, it is clear that at birthday parties, Christmas parties etc an alternative should be provided for you or that you will be bringing your own gluten-free food. If your friends know about your gluten intolerance they will surely show understanding and interest. Whether on a school trip, hiking day, school party – wherever you go: always tell the person responsible that you can only eat gluten-free products. This allows you to be sure that he/she will support you throughout the day and in an emergency know how to handle the situation. It is best if you (or your parents) inform the organisers before the outing so that they can pre-plan your gluten-free meals. Good planning helps make any outing more relaxing! With this overview your immediate family and friends are well informed about the food items you can eat without worries and which to avoid.