For many children, attending summer camp is the best part of their childhood. They make lifelong friends, go on incredible adventures and eat tasty treats like s’mores around the campfire! For some kids, being diagnosed with celiac disease and needing to be on a gluten-free diet can put a slight snag in summer plans. But, today’s guest is here to tell us that the gluten-free diet should not interfere with your summer fun…and in fact, every child can experience one of childhood’s most fun rites of passage! We are so excited to have Anne Tursky the assistant executive director of the New Jersey Y Camps and Pninit Cole, a gluten-free advocate, as well as an NJY Camp parent who's daughter has celiac disease. Anne and Pin spearheaded the gluten-free program at NJY Camps where kids can enjoy a safe, tasty and super fun summer.
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