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Tid Bits with Tina:

Go on a Gluten-Free Picnic

By Tina Turbin

When the weather is warm and beautiful, there’s nothing like a gluten-free picnic with your celiac child. After all, a summertime picnic provides kids with the opportunity to enjoy tasty food and a variety of fulfilling outdoor activities.  With a little bit of planning, you’ll be sure to turn the day into a memorable and special one.

A great location is key. Traveling a little bit out of the way to a state park or even the beach or lake can make the picnic extra special. See if it’s possible to reserve picnic tables ahead of time. Otherwise, bring some big blankets along to sit on. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and sports equipment or swimsuits and towels, depending on the location. You can even bring plastic baggies and jars to collect special specimens of plants and butterflies as you go “exploring.” I recommend bringing along some summer and nature-themed children’s books. Also, don’t forget your camera!

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