It seems like everyone is trying a gluten-free diet these days. For about 1 in 100 children though, celiac disease makes a gluten-free diet a medical necessity.

Shayna Coburn, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist at Children’s National Health System, shares nine ways parents can help children with celiac disease adopt a gluten-free lifestyle and thrive. Read Dr. Coburn’s tips at U.S. News & World Report’s “For Parents” blog.

Children’s National also has a free smartphone app called the Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Resource Center that can help you plan gluten-free meals and access resources for living with celiac disease.


Shayna Coburn Shayna Coburn, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at Children's National Health System.

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