Est. time: 6 min

Approximately 1 in 133 people is diagnosed with celiac disease. Children with celiac disease that is undetected or untreated may experience learning challenges, gastrointestinal complications, and delayed gross motor development. The only treatment for celiac disease is adopting a gluten free diet for life. Schools play a critical role in a student’s ability to easily transition from a gluten free home to school and lead a normal life. Click here for more information. Written by Marie Angelone, RN, in this tutorial, you will learn: The definition of celiac disease; Common food and non-food items; containing gluten; Signs and symptoms of celiac disease; And support strategies for students with celiac disease.

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