Gluten free — it's not a fad!

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The health conditions known as coeliac disease and gluten intolerance are often misunderstood. Following a gluten-free diet, which can be quite restrictive, is a medical necessity in these instances — not just a passing craze or fad. In this video, several children with coeliac disease share their experiences.

Learn the key phrases!

coeliac disease
to be/feel ashamed
to be uncomfortable
to get used to something
to fit in
to read labels
to have a change of mindset

Let’s check the main ideas!

  1. What are the symptoms of gluten intolerance?

The symptoms include bloating and diarrhoea.

  1. What are the kids sad about?

They can’t eat what other children do.

  1. What are some of their other struggles caused by gluten intolerance?

Most of them are scared of people making fun of them and asking uncomfortable questions.

I think that…

Share your thoughts!

  1. Why do you think some people try to follow the gluten-free diet even when they don’t have to?
  2. Do you know any other examples of unnecessary cutting out of a certain product from diets?
  3. Could you manage without gluten?

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“can’t be hundred percent sure”
“can’t be one hundred percent sure”

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