Vegetarian and Special Diets

How to Order Gluten-Free in a Restaurant

Dining out doesn't have to be off-limits for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. It just takes some extra planning and attention. Here's how to enjoy a gluten-free meal away from home.

Well-planned vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate and provide many health benefits. See vegetarian meal ideas, food sources of important nutrients, vegetarian terms and more.

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    Does My Child Need a Gluten Free Diet?

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