Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (sometimes called sprue or coeliac) is an autoimmune disorder where consuming gluten (found in wheat, barely, and rye) damages the small intestine. About 1% of people have celiac disease.

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Book List

These resources are available to borrow in the Family Library. You can also check with your local library to see if they are available.

You can download, print, and share PDF or our Destiny Collection List.

  • Gluten Free : The Definitive Resource Guide

    Shelly Case (2016)

    Case's book is full of practical information about the gluten free diet for consumers, health professionals, chefs, food manufacturers or anyone else who needs accurate information about this complex diet.

  • Complete Gluten-Free Diet and Nutrition Guide : With a 30-Day Meal Plan and Over 100 Recipes

    Alexandra Anca (2010)

    This guide book provides information about celiac disease, managing symptoms, gluten, and provides recipes.

  • Eating Gluten-Free With Emily : A Story for Children With Celiac Disease

    Bonnie J. Kruszka (2008)

    This fictional story about a girl named Emily is based on the real-life experiences many children face after being diagnosed with celiac disease. She learns that having celiac disease is only a part of who she is - she also likes to jump rope, paint, tell jokes, and pick flowers.

  • The Gluten Glitch

    Stasie John (2012)

    Gideon is fed up with eating gluten-free. Even though he has special treats available he still feels left out and wants the treats the other kids have. This children’s book addresses coping with celiac disease, including the difficult feelings that come along with being different.


Thank you to our friends from Nutrition Counselling and Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI) Clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital and South Health Campus for their contributions.

Current as of: Sept 14, 2022

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