So many kids are heading off to college this fall, and I know many of you moms are full of anxiety. This is especially true if your child has celiac disease. After being so careful at home to steer them clear of gluten, we worry if they will be as careful when they’re on their own.
When my oldest son went off to college, I took comfort in the fact that his school offered an exceptional gluten-free meal plan. Still, he was finding it difficult to find healthy gluten-free snacks unless he went off campus.
At the same time, I was trying to get used to walking past his empty room and not hearing his conversation at the dinner table. One way I found to ease the sadness and stay connected was to send care packages filled with gluten-free comfort foods and other thoughtful items. If he wanted a snack, some gluten-free items would always be there.
If your son or daughter is gluten-free and headed off to college, they’re probably feeling the stress of college life kick in right about now. Receiving gluten-free care packages with some of their favorite foods will definitely help them adjust.
With those thoughts in mind, I’m revisiting my post on how to prepare the ultimate gluten free college care package….