Dining Choices for Celiac Disease

Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietician, discusses dining choices for celiac disease.

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Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietician, discusses dining choices for celiac disease.
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Featuring Lauren K. Williams, M.S., RD

Duration: 1 minute, 49 seconds

If you have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease and are wanting to go out to a restaurant, there are some key condiments you need to be aware of that may contain gluten.

Things like marinades, things like seasonings, salad dressings, soups that are thickened as well as even cocktail sauce, Worcestershire sauce, gravies, those all can contain gluten. If you're preparing a meal for someone who has celiac, it's important to be aware of all of these flavorings and seasonings that may contain gluten.

It's also very important to be aware of cross-contamination because those extra crumbs from the previous other products you might have been working with can get onto the products that you're preparing, and therefore they might contain gluten. Even the littlest bit might cause a reaction in someone with celiac if they're very sensitive.

Do your research before you go out to a restaurant. Look at the nutrition facts online. Some restaurants even have gluten-free options where they're careful of that cross-contamination. Again, if you're cooking for someone, making sure you do your research as well to avoid gluten in the products that you serve.

Celiac disease and gluten intolerance is becoming increasingly prevalent, so you may find most restaurants or chefs are familiar with the products that you can have if you have celiac disease. Make sure that you're talking to the chef and requesting those gluten-free foods when you are in the restaurant.

For more information and tips on how to include those gf foods in your diet, or how to eat properly, contact your local nutritionist or local registered dietitian.

Presenter: Ms. Lauren K. Williams, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.