Gluten-Free Diets: Are You Prepared?
Donna Manring DTR
Quality healthcare facilities are expected to effectively manage complex patients, some requiring a gluten-free diet. Are you prepared to handle these cases at a momentís notice? Do you understand what gluten-free is? In addition to celiac disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance is now being recognized and some people are choosing a wheat-free diet as a lifestyle choice. The growing prevalence of celiac disease has increased the need for all facilities to be able to competently manage residents who require this special diet.
Successfully managing gluten-free diets, like other food allergies, depends on facility-wide awareness. Ingredient labels must be scrutinized, dishes must be prepared and plated separately to avoid cross-contamination, and patients must be assured that the meals being served to them are safe. Participants at this session will receive resource information on foods that contain gluten and an educational handout for training their teams.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
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