Brown bag tips for back to school

We asked our Facebook fans to share their best lunch and snack ideas to help gluten-free kids get ready for back to school season. Here are some of our favorite tips:

  • Inform teachers & staff of the special diet. In case of birthday parties, make sure your child has a gluten-free substitute. Anneice M. 
  • Have a trade box at home for when they get a take-home treat that they can’t eat. This makes them feel special and gives them something to look forward to. It doesn’t just have to be food either! Mary S.
  • First thing I did was notify the principal, teacher and cafeteria staff. My daughter takes a packed lunch every day and has for the last 9 years. It’s much easier for her now that she is in high school and since we found Udi’s bread! No other GF bread on the market compares!! Annette C.

  • Some teachers are great; some have to be "reminded" often. I try to make sure and contribute GF treats (for all) class parties. I always leave some GF treats (usually GF cookies in a zip-loc bag) w/ the teacher at the beginning of the year for parties. Donna L.

  • Find the Udi’s Gluten Free bagels. They taste just as good as wheat bagels and then they can have a yummy, filling breakfast to start the day! Cate C.
  • Cut some circles from the cooked pizza crust and put in the toppings your child likes to put on pizza. At lunch time, they can make their own pizza just like some of the other kids do with Lunchables, You can use the left over crust to dp in pizza sauce. Norma D.

For more tips and information, check out our Gluten Free Tool Kit, which provides resources for students and parents! Just go to our website at and click on the "Our Community" tab.

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