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HVP - June 2014

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12 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2014 By LINDA FREEMAN A re we there yet?" is a familiar refrain for travel- ing families, but "I'm hungry," might strike fear in parents of a child who needs to eat gluten free. You can't just pull over to the next travel stop and hope for the best. Gluten-free travel requires careful planning. Recently I drove from New York to Louisiana, flew to Vancouver, and took a cruise through Asia. As the president and founder of the Celiac Disease Foundation, Hudson Valley NY Chapter, and an avid traveler, I have conquered the road, air and sea while remaining gluten-free. Here are some tips to help you do the same: Road trip Determine how many meals and snacks you'll need and hit the road af- ter a hearty breakfast, like pancakes. Use a cooler that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter for cold items. Using an essential smart phone app called "Find Me Gluten Free," which locates nearby gluten-free friendly restau- rants wherever you are in the United States, plot a lunch break and order extras for the next day. Staying with friends or family can provide an opportunity to visit, save " Gluten free by road, air and sea How to travel safely with gluten-free kids (Continued on Page 14) Before leaving home, google gluten-free dining options in your destination city. 'HOLYHULQJ 6SHFLDO(GXFDWLRQ with &RPSDVVLRQDWH&DUH Serving children ages 5-21 • NYSED Funded Certifi ed Program • Strong Teacher/ Therapy Collaboration • Integrated Assistive Technology +D\HV'D\6FKRRO3URJUDP IRU6SHFLDO&KLOGUHQ 3374 Franklin Avenue Millbrook, NY 12545

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