Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids
This week I was attending a trade show, and as I often do when I attend shows, I came prepared with snacks assuming I might not be so lucky as to find something allergen-free friendly at the convention center. And while the South by Southwest show here in Austin was incredible, it fell a bit short on gluten and allergy free options, so I was very happy to have just purchased my Steve’s Original Paleo kits – which were DELISH by the way!
And so when I was at lunch one day, I was chatting with some guys I met who worked for the company that makes the Body Bugg (weight loss tool used by The Biggest Loser and 24 Hour Fitness). Anyway, we got around to the subject of food allergies and kids, and one of them told me that his children’s school in Pennsylvania actually sections off the kids with food allergies into a SEPARATE CLASSROOM. Yep, you read that right – the allergy kids have their own classroom. He said the logic was that this prevented the other “normal” kids from having to limit which foods they take to school so they can bring whatever they wanted, and thus they wouldn’t make fun of the kids with allergies who made food an issue for the non allergy kids. REALLY people?? Do we really think that by separating our kids we’re preventing them from being made fun of? Honestly, this is a whole other topic I could go off on, but I’ll stay on track with why I bring this up. It just goes to show how important it is to help understand how we can make our kiddos feel ‘normal’, regardless of their differences.
So, when a friend sent along a link to a book written by a set of Paleo parents trying to help others learn how to live a Paleo life with their children, I quickly bought a copy, and I’ll follow up with a review after we read it 🙂
Here’s a description of the book below and a video clip you can watch as well. I hope this helps you navigate the complexitiies of a ‘different’ lifestyle choice for you and your family too!Vodpod videos no longer available.