Field Trips

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The 5-year-old had a school field trip to the Adler Planetarium yesterday. In the morning, I had a brain flash and quickly dashed off this email to her teacher: “Just a quick reminder for the field trip. If you pack snacks for the class, please grab something for [my daughter]. Thanks!”

It was a good thing I sent the note. I ran into the teacher in the hall after drop-off and she said they were packing bagels and cream cheese for the kids. She said she hadn’t thought about bringing a gluten-free snack for my daughter, but she was happy to grab a bag of Glutino pretzels out of her GF snack box.

I learned from experience. My daughter had gone on a field trip during camp last summer. The counselors had packed snacks for the kids but had forgotten to bring a gluten-free snack for her. To their credit, they stopped the bus at a gas station and bought her a banana. The 5-year-old was thrilled that they stopped the bus for her!

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2 responses to “Field Trips

  1. Tina

    Good thinking. Interesting that both my Celiac Daughters school never really snack kids on Field Trips or otherwise. It is up to the parents to pack a sack lunch the day of a field trip and no other snacks provided.

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  2. melissa

    This is great. It illustrates the challenges that parents w/ children who have celiac face. GO EVE.

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