Tips for Maintaining a Gluten-Free Diet while Traveling
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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, a clinical dietician at Mayo Clinic discuss tips to help people with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet while traveling. Among a few of the tips mentioned are:
Before leaving, contact a celiac disease support group in that area to which you are traveling. They can provide you with firsthand information about places to eat and shop in that location.
When traveling abroad to countries speaking foreign languages, bring a pre-printed card, translated to that country's language, that informs the food service personnel about the need for gluten-free items.
For longer trips, booking a hotel room that has a refrigerator or kitchen facilities. That way, you can prepare some of the meals in your room.
Do some online searching to see what airlines offer gluten-free meals.