Center for Celiac Disease

Living With Celiac Disease

Living with celiac disease can seem overwhelming — especially at first. Whether your child has been newly-diagnosed with celiac disese or your family has been dealing with the disease for years, the Center for Celiac Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is available to help. 

Beginning a gluten-free diet has become easier in recent years. Most supermarkets carry a selection of gluten-free foods and the variety of food is constantly increasing.

But some foods labeled "gluten-free" may still have traces of gluten in them — making them a risk to your child with celiac disease.

Gluten-free food resources

To help you better recognize the food, ingredients and additives your child with celiac disease can safely consume, staff from The Center for Celiac Disease at CHOP have compiled a few helpful lists.

Advice from other children and teens with celiac disease

Hear from other children and teens with celiac disease. Learn how they manage their gluten-free diet with school, sports, friends and activites. See Advice from Patients

Contact us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Center for Celiac Disease at CHOP, please call 215-590-3076.

Reviewed by: Center for Celiac Disease team
Date: February 2013

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Hear from other children and teens with celiac disease. Learn how they manage their gluten-free diet with school, sports, friends and activities. See advice from patients.

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