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"Why Is Food Bad For Me, Mum?" ( or, How Do You Explain to a Child?)

"Why Is Food Bad For Me, Mum?" ( or, How Do You Explain to a Child?)
How do you explain Celiac Disease to a child?  Not a toss-off tumble of facts, that's for sure. Whether he or she has celiac, or simply has a family member or friend with it, children learn a bit differently than the adult population, although perhaps we all learn best as children learn.

This week, for Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I hadn't planned it -- but my preschoolers made a full day of celiac awareness for me in the classroom.

One little girl turned to me at snack time (gluten-free, per my rules), and said, "I asked my mummy, Why does food hate Miss CJ."

...What do you say to that? And how do you explain food allergies, celiac disease, and normality to a little one?

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