Signs your child may have celiac disease

Pediatric Dietitian Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD, shares advice for parents on the signs and symptoms of celiac disease in children to help parents be able to recognize it in their child
Signs That A Child May Have Celiac Disease
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Signs your child may have celiac disease

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Celiac Disease is an intolerance to the product Gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley, and in this country, oats. Some symptoms that may indicate that your child has Celiac Disease is gastroentestina, maybe diarrhea, constant diarrhea, constipation, failure to thrive, so your child is not growing appropriately, stomach aches, constant pain in the stomach, a lot of gas. Iron deficiency can be a big indicator or Celiac Disease. Family history, maybe a parent or a sister or a brother, that has Celiac Disease. These are all indicators that maybe a blood tests needs to done to look for Celiac Disease. The only treatment for Celiac Disease is to follow a Gluten-free diet for life.

Pediatric Dietitian Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD, shares advice for parents on the signs and symptoms of celiac disease in children to help parents be able to recognize it in their child

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Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD

Pediatric Dietitian

Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD is the founder of NutritionWise, a nutrition consulting practice based in Los Angeles.  She enjoys working with clients in all ages and stages of the lifespan and has specialized training in working with children and families. As a trusted partner who works closely with her clients and their physicians, she specializes in medical nutrition-related issues including food allergies, diabetes (type I, II and gestational), overweight/obesity, celiac disease, feeding disorders, failure to thrive, cardiac disease, eating disorders, and others.  Nicole’s approach and philosophy are based on a client-centered model.  She looks at each client on an individual basis and develops their plan according to their specific needs.  Nicole works with her clients to develop realistic and attainable goals. 

Prior to opening her private practice, she practiced as a clinical dietitian at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (outpatient clinics, school-based clinics, community education), at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  

In addition to her clinical work, Nicole publishes her own newsletter, NutritionWise Monthly. She has contributed to numerous publications and websites including Healthy Child Healthy World, Breezy Mama, Parenting, The Bump, ICAN (Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition- a professional publication) and is a frequent speaker to local schools, corporations and the community at large. Nicole has also provided consulting services to several national food and beverage companies.  She is the founder of the San Fernando Valley Family Food Allergy Support Group and is on the medical advisory board for the Celiac Disease Foundation. 

Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts Degree in Preventive Nutrition from the University of Southern California. She then completed the Dietetic Internship program at California State University Northridge.

 

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